Shirin 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)
    Ed. 2/3
    Signed, titled, and numbered verso: "Seeking Martyrdom" 2/3 Shirin Neshat

    The artist;
    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

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    Framed Dimensions 47 X 32 Inches

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