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Shirin Neshat (Iranian, b.1957)
LOT ID: 77922
Untitled (Rapture Series), 1999

Silver Print
11.13 х 22.25 in. (28.27 x 56.52 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, on back "Rapture Series, 1999, AP Shirin Neshat"
Print/Casting Year 1999
Edition 10 + 2AP
Lot description
"Untitled (Rapture Series)", (1999) is a rare gelatin silver print, by Iranian-born American female photographer and video artist Shirin Neshat (b.1957), considered to be the foremost visual photographer addressing the social, political and psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies. Neshat's work recognizes the complex intellectual and religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world. This important image belongs to Neshat's world-famous "Rapture" Series, measures 11.13 x 22.25 inches (28.3 x 56.50 cm), and is in excellent condition.

Neshat earned her B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of California, Berkeley from 1979-82. She has won numerous accolades for her work, including the First International Prize at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), the Infinity Award for Visual Art from the International Center for Photography, New York (2002), and she was an honoree at The First Annual Risk Takers in the Arts Celebration, given by The Sundance Institute, New York (2003). Her work has been exhibited throughout the world and can be seen in the public collections at the Tate Britain, London, England; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; IAC - Institut d'art Contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Neshat lives and works in New York City.
Untitled (Rapture Series) by Shirin Neshat
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