90-Year-Old Iranian Artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Gets Her First Comprehensive U.S. Exhibition

March 17, 2015 1:33 PM

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90-Year-Old Iranian Artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Gets Her First Comprehensive U.S. Exhibition

A master metalworker once told Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian that "everything is in geometry." The Iranian artist, now 90 years old, took those words to heart, using geometric forms to connect the mathematical patterns of Iranian tradition with the minimalist shapes of Western abstraction.

"My work is largely based on geometry," Monir explained to ArtForum, "which, as you know, always begins with a single point and can move from there into a circle. Or a point can become three leading to a triangle, or four to a square, five to a pentagon, hexagon, octagon, and so on -- it’s endless. ...

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