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Surveillance

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2014,6047.1

  • Title (object)

    • Surveillance
  • Description

    Aquatint depicting three figures by a fence.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1977
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 centimetres (plate marks)
    • Width: 38 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Position

        bottom
  • Curator's comments

    From Fereshteh Daftari, “Iran Modern”, (New York: Asia Society in association with Yale UP, New Haven, 2014), 40: "Conjuring a somber atmosphere of fear and surveillance, [Hagigat's prints] are among the few works from the period marked by overt political messages."

  • Bibliography

    • Daftari and Diba 2013 plate 29 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016-17 26 Nov – 2 Apr, London, BM, G34, Iranian Voices

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2014

  • Acquisition notes

    Price for two prints by Nahid Hagigat.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2014,6047.1

Aquatint depicting Iranian government surveillance in the years leading up to the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Aquatint depicting Iranian government surveillance in the years leading up to the Iranian revolution in 1979.

reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

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