Draw Art Fair
The Collectors’ Editions is delighted to announce our participation in the UK’s first ever art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing; Draw Art Fair London.
From 17 – 19 May 2019 Saatchi Gallery, London will host up to sixty invited galleries across four floors. The fair showcases international galleries from thirteen countries, including China, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, Spain, USA and the UK.
The Collector’s Editions is proud to present Drawn from Iran; a collection of key pieces by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Darvish Fakhr. Curated especially for Draw Art Fair London, the exhibition will bring the two Iranian artists together for the very first time. Award winning painter, Darvish Fakhr will present a series of large-scale charcoal drawings on paper. These new works demonstrate the artist’s exceptional skill as a draughtsman, while exploring the vast landscape of the Iranian desert and the peripheral areas in between cities. Fakhr draws from his Iranian-American heritage in order to explore liminal spaces and communication across cultures. The artist has been a recipient of the Jerwood Commission and is a winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Award.
In light of her recent passing, it is a special honour to present the work of artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Drawn from Iran will feature Untitled (1976), 2018; the only existing signed limited edition print by the internationally acclaimed artist. This minimal drawing was made in 1976, shortly after Farmanfarmaian met Frank Stella and Barnett Newman while studying in New York. Upon her return to Tehran, the artist was inspired by the geometric forms found within Islamic architecture and made a series of minimal drawings that were informed by her travels throughout Iran. Monir went on to pioneer her own unique sculptural language, making largescale mirror mosaics that continued to explore Islamic architecture and geometric abstraction. Works by Farmanfarmaian have been displayed in museums worldwide, including the Guggenheim, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and Tate Modern, London. In 2017 the Monir Museum opened its doors in Tehran.