Lalla Essaydi, ‘Bullet Revisited #3’, 2012, Phillips
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Lalla Essaydi

Bullet Revisited #3, 2012

Chromogenic print triptych.
Edition 15/15
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Each 20 1/4 x 16 in. (51.4 x 40.6 cm)
Overall 23 1/4 x 57 3/8 in. (59.1 x 145.7 cm)

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Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 15/15 on a label affixed to the reverse of the left panel's flush-mount.
Lalla Essaydi
Moroccan, b. 1956
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Lalla Essaydi was born in Morocco and spent part of her childhood in Saudi Arabia, before studying art in Paris and Boston. She combines these influences in her photography, which features Moroccan women laced with the stereotypes and loaded imagery of Orientalist paintings by the likes of Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eugène Delacroix, and John Singer Sargent. She covers the images with a loose rendering of Arabic script, illegible and written in henna—a reference to both the traditionally male art of calligraphy and the traditionally female art of henna. “Ultimately I wish for my work to be as vividly present and yet as elusive as ‘woman’ herself,” Essaydi has said. “Not simply because she is veiled or turns away, but because she is still in progress.”

Lalla Essaydi, ‘Bullet Revisited #3’, 2012, Phillips
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About the work
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Each 20 1/4 x 16 in. (51.4 x 40.6 cm)
Overall 23 1/4 x 57 3/8 in. (59.1 x 145.7 cm)

From the Catalogue:
"In my art, I wish to present myself through multiple lenses -- as artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as Liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes."
-Lalla Essaydi
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Medium
Signature
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 15/15 on a label affixed to the reverse of the left panel's flush-mount.
Lalla Essaydi
Moroccan, b. 1956
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Lalla Essaydi was born in Morocco and spent part of her childhood in Saudi Arabia, before studying art in Paris and Boston. She combines these influences in her photography, which features Moroccan women laced with the stereotypes and loaded imagery of Orientalist paintings by the likes of Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eugène Delacroix, and John Singer Sargent. She covers the images with a loose rendering of Arabic script, illegible and written in henna—a reference to both the traditionally male art of calligraphy and the traditionally female art of henna. “Ultimately I wish for my work to be as vividly present and yet as elusive as ‘woman’ herself,” Essaydi has said. “Not simply because she is veiled or turns away, but because she is still in progress.”

Lalla Essaydi

Bullet Revisited #3, 2012

Chromogenic print triptych.
Edition 15/15
Bidding closed
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