DescriptionShirin Neshat (b. 1957)
Seeking Martyrdom, 1995
Gelatin silver print with hand coloring and black ink
46 x 31-1/2 inches (116.8 x 80 cm)
Signed, titled, and numbered verso: "Seeking Martyrdom" 2/3 Shirin Neshat
Private collection, acquired from the above.
Shirin Neshat, Women of Allah, Vancouver: ArtSpeak Gallery, 1997, p. 23 (another example illustrated).
The Persian poem in the portrait is from the Women of Allah series:
O, martyrs, you are above in the skies
and I have remained on earth
Brothers, I am ashamed, faceless
You, guardians of the nights
Who has robbed me of my white horse?
Who has robbed me of my dreams and hopes?
One day, I'll find that white horse
I will ride and seek martyrdom
I will ride and seek God's house
Framed Dimensions 47 X 32 Inches
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