Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian


'Untitled' (1976) 2018
Edition of 30 
80.5 x 60 cm
7 colour, silk screen print on 300gsm on Tiepolo Fabriano paper
Signed by the artists and numbered



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About the print

‘Untitled’ is the only existing signed limited edition print by the internationally acclaimed artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian to date.  In this work Monir explores the possibilities and dynamism of geometric compositions. Inspired by Iranian architecture, the artist breaks down complicated geometric forms into a fine minimalist composition.  The strength in this work lies in the simplicity and confidence of line as well as succinct use of colour.  This limited edition is made of a drawing dating 1976, an artistically fruitful period for Monir as she started to explore working with mirror mosaics and marks a pivotal part in her career. The acquisition of this piece is a unique opportunity for any collection. 

About the Artist

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1924-2019) is considered one of the most innovative and influential female artists in the world, pioneering in three-dimensional mirror works. With a career spanning over more than five decades, she established a distinctive style by incorporating ancient Iranian decorative techniques, such as mirror mosaics and reverse-glass paintings into her modernist compositions. Monir has exhibited extensively in international institutions in Iran, North America and Europe.

Recent solo exhibitions include a traveling retrospective, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibilities at the Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2014), and to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2015; Lineages, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum (2017); Monir Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Geometry, The Third Line, Dubai (2016); Jef Geys/Monir Farmanfarmaian, WIELS, Brussels (2013); Convertibles and Polygons, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA (2012); Geometry of Hope, Leighton House Museum, London, UK (2008); Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mirror Mosaics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (2007). She was the recipient of the golden medal at the Venice Biennial in 1958.