Tala Madani, ‘Popular Toys’, 2013, Phillips
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Tala Madani

Popular Toys, 2013

Oil on linen
38 3/10 × 24 2/5 in
97.2 × 61.9 cm
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Artadia 20th Anniversary Capsule Sale at Phillips

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Signed and dated "Tala Madani 2013" on the overlap
Tala Madani
Iranian-American, b. 1981
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Tala Madani is known for creating paintings that look incisively and often irreverently at Middle-Eastern culture and gender issues. Madani typically represents male subjects in a child-like and simplified style, addressing themes including terrorism, tattoos, body hair removal, and prayer. In piss rainbow (2008), for example, a pyramid of men kneel in prayer, circular piss stains visible on each of their bottoms. Her paintings are often gestural and expressionistic, perhaps ironically echoing the painterly bravado attributed to male abstract artists of the mid 20th century.

Tala Madani, ‘Popular Toys’, 2013, Phillips
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Artadia 20th Anniversary Capsule Sale at Phillips

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Signed and dated "Tala Madani 2013" on the overlap
Tala Madani
Iranian-American, b. 1981
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Tala Madani is known for creating paintings that look incisively and often irreverently at Middle-Eastern culture and gender issues. Madani typically represents male subjects in a child-like and simplified style, addressing themes including terrorism, tattoos, body hair removal, and prayer. In piss rainbow (2008), for example, a pyramid of men kneel in prayer, circular piss stains visible on each of their bottoms. Her paintings are often gestural and expressionistic, perhaps ironically echoing the painterly bravado attributed to male abstract artists of the mid 20th century.

Tala Madani

Popular Toys, 2013

Oil on linen
38 3/10 × 24 2/5 in
97.2 × 61.9 cm
Bidding closed
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