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ZARINA HASHMI (1937 - 2020)


Born in Aligarh in 1937, Zarina Hashmi received a B.Sc. degree with honours from the city’s Muslim University in 1958 before she turned to the study of printmaking in India and then..... 

Estimate: Rs 2,00,000-Rs 3,00,000 ( $3,035-$4,550 )

Rani's Garden

Signed and dated 'Zarina 86' (lower right) and inscribed 'Rani's Garden' (lower centre)


Woodcut with gold leaf on handmade paper

Print Size: 23 x 16 in (57.5 x 40 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 x 22 in (72.5 x 55 cm)

Fourteenth from a limited edition of thirty-five

Private Collector, Mumbai

Sabza'o Gul, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, 2014 (another from the edition)

Zarina Hashmi first experimented with printmaking in the 1960s, and has since adopted various printing techniques in her body of work. Over time, she has sophisticated her aesthetic as a printmaker, conveying layers of meaning through images built with an economy of line and form. "..."Rani's Garden," refers to one of the artist's sisters and to the childhood home they shared. The same sister, who now lives in Pakistan, is the subject of a recent series of woodcuts that incorporate the Urdu texts of letters she wrote, but never sent, to Ms. Hashmi, about the aging and death of loved ones. Ms. Hashmi has superimposed the words onto geometric patterns" (Holland Cotter, "Art in Review; Zarina Hashmi", The New York Times, Dec. 2 2005, accessed online)