Lot Details

"What is a terrorist? What are the origins of a terrorist and in an international context who defines 'terrorism'? The West, with its personal definition of terrorism, gives itself the right to take over a country, while in the Middle East the West is clearly accused of being a full-fledged terrorist. In exploring these questions, I portrayed the people in whom I have the most faith: my mother and sisters." -Khosrow Hassanzadeh

Khosrow Hassanzadeh is considered one of the leading Middle Eastern contemporary artists working today. This major mixed media painting belongs to the artist's celebrated and critically acclaimed "Terrorist Series" of works in which he simultaneously examines the accusing gaze of the West and also reclaims the right of self-representation that his country discourages. The painting measures 122 x 85.43 inches (310 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition.The Series consists of works in which Hassanzadeh portrays himself and family members against a backdrop with images referring to his personal religious beliefs, accompanied by labels describing each "terrorist" with information such as nationality, religious denomination, and personal history.

Khosrow Hassanzadeh was born in Tehran, Iran in 1963. Represented and exhibited by the world's top galleries, including Leila Heller Gallery, NY, US and ARNDT Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Khosrow Hassanzadeh has had solo Museum and gallery shows in Amsterdam, Beirut, Dubai, London, Phnom Penh, and Tehran. His works are held by the most elite Museum and Private Collections in the world, including the British Museum, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, and the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland amongst many others. The artist lives and works in Iran.

Read more
Publication: Shatanawi, Mirjam, Tehran Studio Works. "The Art of Khosrow Hassanzadeh". London: Saqi Books, 2007.
No condition report has been added for this lot. Please contact the specialist for further information.
Provenance:
  • Silk Road Gallery, Iran. Private Collection, Switzerland.
  • Pickup Location: Switzerland
  • Shipping Dimensions: 122 x 85.43 in. (309.88 x 216.99 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
artnet Assurance Policy: Every artnet Auctions seller has been approved by artnet after a thorough review. All of our sellers are required to accept the following artnet policy: A buyer may return an item purchased through artnet Online Auctions, if the item received is not as described in its listing, or is found to be not authentic.
Please see our full Return Policy for details.