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Home is a Foreign Place

Artist:
Zarina (American, born Aligarh, India, 1937)
Date:
1999
Medium:
Portfolio of 36 woodcut chine collé with Urdu text printed on paper and mounted on paper
Dimensions:
frontispiece (a): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm) image (b-mm): 8 × 6 in. (20.3 × 15.2 cm) sheet (b-mm): 16 1/8 × 13 1/8 in. (41 × 33.3 cm) box (nn): 17 1/2 × 14 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (44.5 × 36.8 × 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, The George Economou Collection Gift, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.565a–nn
Rights and Reproduction:
© Zarina Hashmi
Not on view
Inscription: b) (center): Home Is A Foreign Place

(in pencil, below image)
c) 24/25 Home Zarina 99
d) 24/25 Threshold Zarina 99
e) 24/25 Door Zarina 99
f) 24/25 Entrance Zarina 99
g) 24/25 Courtyard Zarina 99
h) 24/25 Wall Zarina 99
i) 24/25 Sky Zarina 99
j) 24/25 Earth Zarina 99
k) 24/25 Sun Zarina 99
l) 24/25 Moon Zarina 99
m) 24/25 Stars Zarina 99
n) 24/25 Axis Zarina 99
o) 24/25 Morning Zarina 99
p) 24/25 Dawn Zarina 99
q) 24/25 Dew Zarina 99
r) 24/25 Afternoon Zarina 99
s) 24/25 Stillness Zarina 99
t) 24/25 Hot-Breeze Zarina 99
u) 24/25 Evening Zarina 99
v) 24/25 Shadows Zarina 99
w) 24/25 Urdu text Zarina 99
x) 24/25 Urdu text Zarina 99
y) 24/25 Rain Zarina 99
z) 24/25 Fragrance Zarina 99
aa) 24/25 Urdu text Zarina 99
bb) 24/25 Urdu text Zarina 99
cc) 24/25 Urdu text Zarina 99
dd) 24/25 Country Zarina 99
ee) 24/25 Dust Zarina 99
ff) 24/25 Language Zarina 99
gg) 24/25 Journey Zarina 99
hh) 24/25 Road Zarina 99
ii) 24/25 Destination Zarina 99
jj) 24/25 Distance Zarina 99
kk) 24/25 Time Zarina 99
ll) 24/25 Border Zarina 99

mm) Home Is A Foreign Place / A portfolio of thirty six woodblock prints / with Urdu text by Zarina / Woodblocks and text printed / in an edition of twenty five / on handmade Kozo paper / and mounted on Somerset paper / This project was produced at the / artist's studio in New York City / Copyright 1999 Zarina

On verso (in pencil, lower center):
c) 1
d) 2
e) 3
f) 4
g) 5
h) 6
i) 7
j) 8
k) 9
l) 10
m) 11
n) 12
o) 13
p) 14
q) 15
r) 16
s) 17
t) 18
u)19
v) 20
w) 21 / Clouds
x) 22 / Dust-Storm
y) 23
z) 24
aa) 25 / Night
bb) 26 / Darkness
cc) 27 / Despair
dd) 28
ee) 29
ff) 30
gg) 31
hh) 32
ii) 33
jj) 34
kk) 35
ll) 36
the artist, New York (1999–2013); [Luhring Augustine, New York, 2013; sold to MMA]

Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker in Zarina: Mapping a Life, 1991–2001. Exh. cat., Mills College Art Museum. Oakland, Calif., 2001, pp. 10–11, 13, 14 n. 2, figs. 5–8.

Geeti Sen in Zarina: Mapping a Life, 1991–2001. Exh. cat., Mills College Art Museum. Oakland, Calif., 2001, pp. 29, 33, 42, no. 16, fig. 20 (installation photo), Edition 5/25.

Joyce E. Brodsky and Sharmistha Ray. Weaving Memory: 1990–2006. Exh. cat., Bodhi Art. [Mumbai], 2007, unpaginated, ill. (color), Edition 5/25.

Doris von Drathen in Expansion: Resonance. Exh. cat., Galerie Jaeger Bucher. Paris, 2008, pp. 14–15.

Veronique Jaeger in Expansion: Resonance. Exh. cat., Galerie Jaeger Bucher. Paris, 2008, pp. 8–9, ill. p. 37 (color), Edition 19/25.

Aamir R. Mufti in Allegra Pesenti. Zarina: Paper Like Skin. Exh. cat., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. New York, 2012, p. 151, fig. 13 (color).

Allegra Pesenti. Zarina: Paper Like Skin. Exh. cat., Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, 2012, pp. 29–30, 180, ill. pp. 106–17, fig. 1 (color), Edition 25/25.

Nicholas Cullinan in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2012–2014." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 72 (Fall 2014), p. 82, ill. (color).



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