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Zarina Hashmi (Indian, b.1937)
LOT ID: 67067
The Golden Route, 1982

Etching / Engraving, with gold ink on grey handmade paper
20 х 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in graphite, lower margins front
Print/Casting Year 1982
Edition 12/35
Lot description
Zarina Hashmi Indian, b. 1937. (Zarina). "The Golden Route". 1982.
Etching with gold ink in grey handmade paper. Edition 12/35.
Unframed size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm).
Signed and numbered in graphite on front lower margins.
This work is unframed and in excellent condition.
Please note this is on handmade paper with gold ink and should be archivally framed and handled. The work is in excellent condition.

Zarina Hashmi, known professionally as 'Zarina' is arguably the most famous Indian artist of her generation. "The Golden Route" is a rare etching created by Zarina using gold ink to produce her famous minimalist style aesthetic. This is only the second etching to come to auction using gold ink ever by Zarina, the other is presently live for bidding on artnet Auctions as well.

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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