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Edited and with an introduction by Rose Issa

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s distinguished career spans more than fifty years. She was born in Iran, moved to New York after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and returned to Tehran in 2000, where she lives and works to this day.

She is the only contemporary artist to use the ancient tradition of mirror mosaic and reverse-glass painting to explore Islamic geometric patterns. ‘Heartaches’ is a departure from her usual style – a series of twenty-five small-scale sculptural boxes made of mixed collage and arrangements of photographs, prints and various objects. They were made after the loss of her husband, and inspired by the places, faces and paraphernalia that she associates with her roots and happy family life.

Nazar Research and Cultural Institute, 2007
Soft cover, 60 pages, 50 colour illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-9-6469945-3-9

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