Lalla Essaydi by Lalla Essaydi. First edition (2018). This is from an edition of 100 hand numbered and signed copies. Large format hardback in new condition the book is signed to the rear boards on a tipped in plate. Comes with a signed and numbered 11″ x 14″ (28 x 36 cm) exhibition quality print. No markings. both book and print are in as new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Lalla Essaydi
Lalla A. Essaydi's art often combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body. So, it addresses the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. Also, in much of her work, she returns to her Moroccan girlhood. Looking back on it as an adult woman caught somewhere between past and present. Then, as an artist, she explores the language in which to “speak” from this uncertain space. Her paintings often appropriate Orientalist imagery from the Western painting tradition, thereby inviting viewers to reconsider the Orientalist mythology. She has worked in numerous media, including painting, video, film, installation, and also analog photography.
“In my art, I wish to present myself through multiple lenses — as artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as Liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes.”
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