Raqib Shaw, ‘Untitled’, 2004, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Acrylic, metallic paint, graphite, glitter and rhinestones on paper, Rago/Wright
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Raqib Shaw

Untitled, 2004

Acrylic, metallic paint, graphite, glitter and rhinestones on paper
17 × 24 in
43.2 × 61 cm
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Rago/Wright
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Signed to verso 'RS 04'.
Raqib Shaw
Indian, b. 1974
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Raqib Shaw’s intricate and labor-intensive paintings and drawings combine images of fantasy, sexuality, violence, and beauty. Incorporating gems, rhinestones, glitter, and metallic enamel paints, Shaw creates not only provocative visual experiences but also an ironic commentary on material opulence. His influences are wide ranging, incorporating Hindu mythology, Renaissance iconography, Persian and Asian craft, Baroque design, Japanese wedding kimonos and screens, Hokusai prints, Kashmiri shawls, medieval heraldry, and Persian miniatures. Garden of Earthly Delights X (2004), hailed as Shaw’s masterpiece to date, features a sparkling and orgiastic underwater scene where animal-headed humans—a common motif in his work—cavort with fanciful creatures and giant predatory genitalia. In addition to some imagery from the Hindu mythology of his birthplace, Shaw has drawn inspiration from Renaissance iconography.

Raqib Shaw, ‘Untitled’, 2004, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Acrylic, metallic paint, graphite, glitter and rhinestones on paper, Rago/Wright
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About the work
Provenance
RW
Rago/Wright
Medium
Signature
Signed to verso 'RS 04'.
Raqib Shaw
Indian, b. 1974
Follow

Raqib Shaw’s intricate and labor-intensive paintings and drawings combine images of fantasy, sexuality, violence, and beauty. Incorporating gems, rhinestones, glitter, and metallic enamel paints, Shaw creates not only provocative visual experiences but also an ironic commentary on material opulence. His influences are wide ranging, incorporating Hindu mythology, Renaissance iconography, Persian and Asian craft, Baroque design, Japanese wedding kimonos and screens, Hokusai prints, Kashmiri shawls, medieval heraldry, and Persian miniatures. Garden of Earthly Delights X (2004), hailed as Shaw’s masterpiece to date, features a sparkling and orgiastic underwater scene where animal-headed humans—a common motif in his work—cavort with fanciful creatures and giant predatory genitalia. In addition to some imagery from the Hindu mythology of his birthplace, Shaw has drawn inspiration from Renaissance iconography.

Raqib Shaw

Untitled, 2004

Acrylic, metallic paint, graphite, glitter and rhinestones on paper
17 × 24 in
43.2 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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