MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ACQUISITIONS IRANIAN ARTIST
Dubai gallery The Third Line announced in a recent newsletter that work by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Farmanfarmaian is a mosaic artist, often working mirrors, who has spent much of her prestigious artistic career in New York. She returned to Tehran in 2000 and continues her work from there.
Farmanfarmaian’s mirror mosaic work entitled ‘Flight of the Dolphin’ has recently been acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Throughout her long career, Farmanfarmaian’s work exhibits a strong connection to the history of Iranian reverse glass and mirror mosaics, a craft traditionally passed on from father to son. Her work brings together the tradition and the avant-garde to form colourful and geometric motifs. The result is a geometric and reflective kaleidoscope with shard-like forms of colour and light slicing through fragments of mirror.
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