Artpace 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Artpace 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Shahzia Sikander

Monsters to Midgets Series

Lot Closed

September 28, 06:12 PM GMT


20,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details


Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969)

Monsters to Midgets Series


Signed in lower right

Direct photogravures

Suite of 14 Direct photogravures (From the edition of: 1 suite BAT, 2 suites PP, 2 suites AP, 10 editions)

20 x 15 ¼ in.

In handmade portfolio box by artist

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Gift of Janet Lennie Flohr

Shahzia Sikander challenges strict formal tropes that are present across cultures, particularly by deconstructing orientalist narratives in Western art history. Working across mediums, Sikander is widely celebrated for subverting Central and South Asian miniature painting traditions, launching the form known today as neo-miniature. In the Monsters to Midget Series, Sikander takes traditional narratives of Hindu and Muslim miniatures to create new mythological characters. In her own words, the series “was an indirect arrival to the human form. I was subverting the ‘dead’ ‘decorative’ arts in books on Islamic art by infusing their form and ‘flattened’ physicality with a perceived lurking vitality.”