Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Perception-Changers: Contemporary Artists From South Asia

"All the Flowers Are For Me (White)" by Anila Quayyum Agha (B. 1965). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
NEW YORK---Christie's specialists Deepanjana Klein and Sheila Parekh-Blum look at key artists whose work is offered in our South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale on 14 September. The first is Lahore-born Anila Quayyum Agha, a female Muslim artist who examines the feeling of being trapped and blocked, having been barred from mosques and confined to certain cultural moulds. After relocating to America, travelling widely and taking specific inspiration from the Alhambra in Spain, Agha now translates the intricate Moorish motifs, symmetry and craftsmanship of the structures forbidden to her with a freedom of expression for all to witness. [link]