ARTmonday: Lalla Essaydi

Photo: Courtesy of Lalla Essaydi

I learned about Lalla Essaydi’s photograph’s from my friend, artist Lee Essex Doyle, who invited me to my first sale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston several years back, which my husband and I have continued to support through our many wonderful purchasesevery December. She’s one of the School’s breakout stars, and on May 22 will be presented with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Medal Award. Essaydi, who grew up in Morocco, combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body. The results are beautiful.

Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York City

Les Femmes du Maroc: La Grand Odalisque, 2006
Chromogenic print. 48 x 60 inches.

Les Femmes du Maroc: Fumee d’Ambre Girls, 2008
Chromogenic print. 71 x 87.5 inches.

Les Femmes du Maroc: Revisited #1, 2009.
Chromogenic print. 71 x 87.5 inches.

Les Femmes du Maroc: La Sultane, 2008
Chromogenic print.
 

Harem #4B, 2009.
Chromogenic print. 71 x 87.5 inches.

Harem #10, 2009
Chromogenic print. 48 x 60 inches, 71 x 87.5 inches.

Harem #2, 2009
Chromogenic print. 48 x 60 inches.

Harem #1, 2009
Chromogenic print. 48 x 280 inches.


Photos courtesy of
Edwynn Houk Gallery, NY
and
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

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  1. These are hauntingly beautiful. Thank you for bringing a new & wonderful artist to my attention.

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