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Lot #6 - Shirin Neshat

  • Auction House:
    Bonhams Australia
  • Sale Name:
    The Sherman Collection | Prints & Multiples | Online Auction
  • Sale Date:
    10 Mar 2023 ~ 2pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
  • Lot Description:
    Shirin Neshat
    (Iranian, born 1957)
    Tooba, 2002, still from the series 'Tooba'
    toned silver gelatin print; edition: 3/5
    73.0 x 91.0cm (28 3/4 x 35 13/16in).
  • Provenance:
    Gladstone Gallery, New York; The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, Sydney
  • Notes:
    Neshat's two-channel video installation Tooba is based on the Koran, in which Tooba, the sacred tree of paradise, offers shelter and sustenance to those in need. Neshat's video places a woman within a groove in the trunk of a large fig tree, symbolising its soul. They stand, alone, in a stone-walled garden set in a mountainous landscape. Men and women draw near and enter the enclosure, seeking refuge, as the Tooba-woman disappears into the Tooba-tree. Tooba is dedicated to Iranian writer Shahrnush Parsipur, whose novel Women without Men concerns five women sojourning in a garden, one of whom is transformed into a tree.
  • Estimate:
    A$7,000 - 10,000
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