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    PHIL BORGES (American, b. 1942)
    Ahida and Sonam (Lhasa, Tibet), from the series 'Tibetan Portrait; the Power of Compassion', 1994
    Gelatin silver, masked, bleached, and toned, printed 1998
    15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
    Titled in ink and artist's blindstamp with edition '29/50' in margin recto; signed and dated (both negative and print date) in pencil verso.

    Text on plexi reads:
    'Ahida and Sonham are Muslim children who live near their mosque in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. For centuries Muslims have lived alongside Tibetan Buddhists in peace. / Today there are approximately 2,000 Muslims in Tibet. Their religious practice, like that of Tibetan Buddhists, is strictly controlled by the Chinese Bureau of Religious Affairs.'

    Certificate of Authenticity from the Studio of the Artist included.

    FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION


    Condition Report*: Overall paper size: 23-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches. Print is floated, framed and glazed under plexi to overall size: 27-1/4 x 23-1/4 inches. Not examined outside of frame.  
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    16th Thursday
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