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Rana Javadi (b.1944)
LOT ID: 69315
"Marriage" (from the Once Upon a Time Series), 2003

Chromogenic Print (C-print), on aluminum.
19.5 х 19.5 in. (49.53 x 49.53 cm.)
Signed, in Farsi and dated on the lower right front. A certificate of authenticity accompanies this photograph.
Edition 5
Lot description
"Marriage" (2003) is a visually and conceptually stunning photograph by Iranian artist Rana Javadi that belongs to her acclaimed "Once Upon a Time Series". Here she places an black and white negative of a vintage wedding alongside a old-fashioned lace handkerchief. Both portrait and object possess the feel of by-gone days, a sentiment that is inherent to the artist's oeuvre. Her photographs tend to embraces a sense of nostalgia and loss as well as the underscore the differences between pre- and post-Revolutionary Iranian society and culture. Javadi's photographs tell hauntingly beautiful stories related to family members from generations past, and the peaceful times and prosperity of Iran prior to the Revolution in 1979. This work is from en edition of 5, is unframed and in excellent condition. A certificate of authenticity accompanies this photograph.

Rana Javadi (Iranian, B. 1944) is a self-taught photographer who participates in all aspects of the industry from Director of "Photo and Pictorial Studies" at the non-profit consulting and publishing Cultural Research Bureau in Tehran, to founder of the quarterly photography journal group Aksnameh", to Director of the Akskhaneh Shahr, the first museum devoted entirely to photography in Iran. Javadi has participated in many national as well as international exhibitions throughout Europe and the Middle East. The artist lives and works in Iran.
Marriage (from the Once Upon a Time Series) by Rana Javadi
  • Marriage (from the Once Upon a Time Series) by Rana Javadi
  • Marriage (from the Once Upon a Time Series) by Rana Javadi
  • Marriage (from the Once Upon a Time Series) by Rana Javadi
  • Marriage (from the Once Upon a Time Series) by Rana Javadi
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