Agatha II
Sissi Farassat
Agatha II
Sissi Farassat (Iranian, Vienna-based; Contemporary; b. 1969): Agatha II, 2012. Modified Photograph, mixed media. Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, USA. © Sissi Farassat. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"… hundreds of hours have been spent changing by hand each photograph into a unique object. Farassat drastically alters the most inherent properties of the photographic medium: the instantaneousness of the camera and the possibility of creating multiple photographic prints. Instead, she takes needle and thread to each print, and hand-stitches thousands of crystals, beads, and sequins, transforming the photograph into a type of tapestry.

… Her works are largely autobiographical … unique combination of influences of Persian and Viennese art and design … The images are neither staged nor formally posed, but are always seductive and somewhat mysterious. (© Edwynn Houk Gallery)

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