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Zarina Hashmi (Indian, b.1937)
LOT ID: 62872
One Morning The City was Golden, 1981

Etching / Engraving, with gold ink on xaan paper
23.5 х 19.5 in. (59.69 x 49.53 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, and numbered '9/35' in graphite, lower margins, front
Edition 9/35
Lot description
Zarina Hashmi Indian, b. 1937. (Zarina).
"One morning the city was golden". 1981. Etching with gold ink on handmade xaan paper. Edition 9/35.
Unframed Dimensions: 23.5 in x 19.5 in. (59.7 x 49.5 cm).
Signed and numbered in graphite on front lower margins.
This work is unframed and in excellent condition and is in a Private Collection, India.
Please note this is a delicate, handmade paper with gold ink and should be archivally framed and handled.

Zarina Hashmi, known professionally as 'Zarina' is arguably the most famous Indian artist of her generation. "One morning the city was golden" is a rare etching created by Zarina using gold ink to produce her famous minimalist style aesthetic. This and the second lot in this Sale by Zarina are the first two to ever come to Auction by Zarina that employ gold ink. The artist's minimalist works on paper were an important part of Indian's first Pavilion in 2011 at the Venice Biennale and Zarina is represented by the prestigious Luhring Augustine Gallery, where she had her last solo exhibition in 2009. Her work is in the collections of the top Museums and Collections world-wide.
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