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Persian Speaking Objects / Tap

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,6023.6

  • Title (object)

    • Tap

    Title (series)

    • Persian Speaking Objects
  • Description

    Lino cut on Inbe paper depicting a tap. Edition number 5/10.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2006
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 centimetres
    • Width: 32 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Type

        seal
  • Curator's comments

    From the artist: "As a child, I saw life in many lifeless objects. I imagined a garment desperate to be worn so that it could go out, or a cassette desperate to be played so that it could sing out loud. As the fan purred in the heat of summer afternoons while everyone else was napping, I would stay awake and listen to it expressing itself together with all the other objects in the room. I would imagine the telephone shouting: "Ring me!", the radio begging: "Play me!" and the camera calling out: "Come on, give us a smile!" The crazy thing is I still hear them speak to me and its always in Farsi (Persian)."

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2008,6023.6

Lino cut on Inbe paper. From a set of six (2006II series and 2007 series). Edition number 5/10.

Lino cut on Inbe paper. From a set of six (2006II series and 2007 series). Edition number 5/10.

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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