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Zarina Hashmi (Indian, b.1937)
LOT ID: 67065
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.
Print/Casting Year 1981
Edition 9/35
Lot description
This rare etching is unframed and in excellent condition. Please note this is a delicate, handmade paper with gold ink and should be archivally framed and handled. From an edition of just 35.

"One Morning The City was Golden" (1981) is a rare etching with gold ink on handmade xaan paper by famed female Indian post-Modern Artist Zarina Hashmi ('Zarina"). (Indian, b. 1937). Zarina Hashmi 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 prsently live on artnet Auctions by Zarina are the first two to ever come to Auction by the artist to 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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This and a second etching both by Zarina, also presently live on artnet Auctions, are the first prints by the artist that emply gold ink ever to come to international auction.

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