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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • 4M
  • Description

    Mixed media on paper.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2010
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36.8 centimetres
    • Width: 43.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    In this work on paper, Banisadr brings together different techniques of print making, painting and drawing in order to bring the landscape and figures to life. He uses a roller loaded with colour across the paper and then draws tiny figures to emerge from the landscape. His aim is that the viewer feels as though they are investigators looking for a clue. This series of work on paper are meant to mimic film negatives.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Deposited 13th March 2012; Deposit no.: 0888

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


4M, 2010 by Ali Banisadr. Mixed media on paper.

4M, 2010 by Ali Banisadr. Mixed media on paper.

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

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