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Shadi Ghadirian (Iranian, b.1974)
LOT ID: 80817
Untitled from the Qajar Series (Woman with Bicycle), 2001

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
39.34 х 27.55 in. (99.92 x 69.98 cm.)
Signed, numbered by the artist.
Edition 7 of 10
Lot description
This photograph is one of the most iconic photographs from the famed 'Qajar' series by internationally renowned female Persian artist, Shadi Ghadirian. This image was printed in 2001, is edition 7 of 10, measures 39.20 x 27.55 inches (100 x 70 cm) as unframed and is in excellent condition.
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Challenging the international preconceptions of women’s roles within an Islamic state, Ghadirian’s photographs draw from her own experiences as a modern woman living within the ancient codes of Shariah law. Her images describe a positive and holistic female identity, humorously taking issue with the traditional roles by which women – both in the Middle East and universally – have been defined.

Shadi Ghadirian was born in 1974 in Tehran where she lives and works. Her photographs have been exhibited in the world's top museums, galleries and private collections including The Saatchi Collection, U.K., "165 years of Iranian Photography", Du Quai Branly Museum, Paris; "Masques of Shahrzad", Mall Gallery, London, Guild Art Gallery, New York; Galerie Ernst Hilger, Austria and Arario Gallery, New York. 2008: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Tasweer Gallery, India. 2007:"Photography Festival of Istanbul", Turkey. 2008:"Word Into Art", DIFC, Dubai, UAE; Cramer Contemporary, Switzerland. 2007: "Noorderlicht photofestival", Netherlands
2006: "Word into Art : Artists of the Modern Middle East, The British Museum, London,U.K.; "Blessed are the Merciful", Feigen Contemporary, New York; "Images of the Middle East", dccd, Denmark; "Contemporary Iranian Photography", Gold Cost City Art Gallery, Australia; "Representation and Use of the Body in Art", Galerie Helene Lamarque, Paris, San Jose Museum of Art, California, U.S. amongst countless others.
Untitled from the Qajar Series (Woman with Bicycle) by Shadi Ghadirian
  • Untitled from the Qajar Series (Woman with Bicycle) by Shadi Ghadirian
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