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Verbal Nostagia / Innocence

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Innocence

    Title (series)

    • Verbal Nostagia
  • Description

    Lino cut and collage on Inbe paper depicting a young boy. Edition number 9/12.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2006
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20 centimetres
    • Width: 16 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Type

  • Curator's comments

    From the artist: "It started with a craving. A craving for something I couldn't have, my past. At first it came in isolated droplets, an old photo tucked into a forgotten book, an unevenly folded letter, a dream. Then it began to leave its mark in my writing and my prints. Going back to Iran after 25 years of absence, turned the droplets into a shower still soaking me. What is nostalgia? How do you explain feeling nostalgic? An earring, a shade of colour, the fall of a curtain, a badly cut suit, and unfashionable word, the past can show itself in anything. We have an expression in Persian for missing something which translates loosely as "my heart has shrunken for it". I created this series to stretch my heart."


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


Print entitled "Verbal Nostalgia"; from a set of six . Lino cut on Inbe paper. Edition 9/12.

Print entitled "Verbal Nostalgia"; from a set of six . Lino cut on Inbe paper. Edition 9/12.

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

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