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Title

The illustrated page (edition #2)

2005-2007

Artists

Shahzia Sikander

Pakistan, United States of America

1969 –

The Fabric Workshop and Museum

United States of America

1977 –

Alternate image of The illustrated page (edition #2) by Shahzia Sikander, The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Alternate image of The illustrated page (edition #2) by Shahzia Sikander, The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Alternate image of The illustrated page (edition #2) by Shahzia Sikander, The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Alternate image of The illustrated page (edition #2) by Shahzia Sikander, The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Alternate image of The illustrated page (edition #2) by Shahzia Sikander, The Fabric Workshop and Museum
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States of America
    Date
    2005-2007
    Media categories
    Painting , Watercolour
    Materials used
    gouache, gold leaf, silk-screen
    Dimensions
    168.0 x 207.0 x 14.4 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the VisAsia Dinner Fund to commemorate the ‘Arts of Islam' exhibition and the Asian Collection Benefactors' Fund 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    23.2008
    Copyright
    © Shahzia Sikander, courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co

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  • About

    Born 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander is an acclaimed younger painter who lives in New York City. She has exhibited widely, including with her own show which was on at the MCA in Sydney from November 2007 to February 2008. Sikander was schooled in the miniature painting tradition of Pakistan, and combines the historic iconography and technique with her own aesthetics. 'The illustrated page' is one of two works created by the artist during a residency with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. The work takes the form of two extraordinarily large 'pages' presented side by side, like an open book, in a single frame. The artist plays around both with the format and size of traditional Persian miniature painting, as well as with her own idiosyncratic form of abstraction which involves in her words, 'the extraction of details', whereby she gradually removes the figures and narrative elements that would be found in traditional miniatures. The cluster of deers on the right page relates to a 'composite' deer with four bodies found in the collection of the Indian Museum, Calcutta.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2008.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Rachel Kent, Shahzia Sikander, ''Intimate immensity': Shahzia Sikander's multi-dimensional art', pgs. 10-23., Sydney, 2007, 21-22; 112. This work is included in exhibition checklist.