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Babak Kazemi (Iranian, b.1983)
LOT ID: 77886
Untitled , 2009

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
27.56 х 39.37 in. (70 x 100 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, by the artist on the photograph
Print/Casting Year 2009
Edition 1/6
Lot description
Image size is 27.55 x 39.37 inches (70 x 100 cm).

"Untitled" (2009) is visually arresting c-print photograph by one of the most notable young Middle Eastern photographers working today, Babak Kazemi (Iran, b. 1983) that belongs to his iconic series of nude photographs. Photographing the male nude in Iran as a young artist is a very delicate and dangerous venture, yet Babak explores sexuality, desire and the male form in a manner that is quietly erotic and not explicit. In this photograph he overlays a map of Persia over the backs of nude men, adding another literal and metaphorical layer to the work, addressing issues of cultural, personal and sexual identity for the younger generations living in modern day Iran. This photograph is edition 1/6, measures 27.55 x 39.37 inches (70 x 100 cm), is unframed and in excellent condition. Babak is know for an oeuvre that often makes socio-political and cultural commentaries, but all of his images touch on the universal human condition and are deeply personal.

Babak Kazemi has shown his work in Iran and internationally including the group show 5+1, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2011); Naftoon, Tarahan-e-Azad Gallery, Tehran (2011); Television, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran (2011); Ministry of Nomads, London (2010); Revealing Truths, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2009); and Voice of Vision, Galerie Speos, Paris (2009). The artist lives and works in Tehran, Iran. His work is now exhibited throughout Europe and the U.K. and is held in collections in the U.S., U.K. Europe, Asia and The Middle East.
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