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  • Exhibited

    Newsha Tavakolian: Listen/The day I became a woman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 29 July - 15 December, 2013, another
    She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 27 August 2013 - 12 January 2014; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., 8 April - 31 July 2016, another

  • Literature

    K. Gresh et al., She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Boston: MFA, 2013, back cover (variant), p. 68

  • Catalogue Essay

    Standing in the sea, an Iranian woman stares fiercely at the viewer, fully clothed as the waves hit her. From Newsha Tavakolian’s interpretative portrait series Listen, this work is one of six imaginary CD covers that she designed for Iranian women singers who are not allowed to perform solo or produce their own CDs due to Islamic regulations in place since 1979. Tavakolian explains that this project ‘echoes the voices of these silenced women. I let Iranian women singers perform through my camera while the world has never heard them’.



Untitled from Listen

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 105 x 130 cm (41 3/8 x 51 1/8 in.)
Frame: 115 x 140 cm (45 1/4 x 55 1/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP2 in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

This work is AP2 from the sold-out edition of 7 + 2 APs. This image exists only in this size and edition. Los Angeles County Museum of Art holds another print from this edition.

£15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £12,500

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London Auction 1 November 2018