Shirazeh HoushiaryThe Angel of Thought 1987

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Artist
Shirazeh Houshiary (born 1955)
Title
The Angel of Thought
Date 1987
MediumInk, gouache, metallic paint, chalk and wax crayon on paper
Dimensionssupport: 498 x 699 mm frame: 564 x 766 x 27 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Weltkunst Foundation 1987
Reference
T05012
Not on display

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T05012 The Angel of Thought 1987

Black ink, white gouache, gold and silver paints, pink chalk and red wax crayon on paper 498 × 699 (19 3/4 × 27 1/2); watermark ‘INGRES FABRIANO’
Inscribed ‘Shirazeh Houshiary’ in pencil on back
Presented by the Weltkunst Foundation 1987
Exh: Shirazeh Houshiary: Breath, Lisson Gallery, Sept.–Oct. 1987 (no number)

In the middle of this work on paper the artist has depicted a cylindrical form with two elliptical discs balancing or attached on either side like wings. The discs are painted silver with gold inner rims, although the centre of the left disc is painted black and the centre of the right disc is painted white. In addition, the disc on the right is edged with an agitated border of magenta-coloured crayon. There is a small dark blue mark on the cylindrical form between the discs, reminiscent of the centre of a flame… (read more)

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