Shirin Neshat - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    artnet Auctions, 26 February 2015, lot 106459

  • Literature

    Edelstein, Shirin Neshat: Women of Allah, title page and p. 17
    Kunstsenter, Shirin Neshat, p. 10 and cover (variant cropping)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The calligraphic text within the image is a poem by contemporary Iranian feminist poet, Forough Farrokhzad from her Remembering the Flight: Twenty

    I’ll be greeting the sun again
    and the stream that flowed in me
    and the clouds that were my long thoughts
    and the painful growth of the aspens in the grove
    that passed through droughts with me.

    - translated by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Property from a Contemporary New York Collection


I am its secret from Women of Allah

Chromogenic print, printed 1999.
18 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. (47.9 x 31.8 cm)
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 250.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $13,860

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New York Auction 7 October 2021