Flowers, 1965

Born in Qazvin, Farmanfarmaian spent her childhood amid traditional Iranian arts and crafts. After attending the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran, she moved to the United States in 1945 to study at Cornell University and later Parsons School of Design. Working as a commercial illustrator in New York in the 1950s, […]

Self Portrait, 1965 (G1975.300)

Islek was born in Tekirdag, in northern Thrace. A published writer of short stories and poetry as well as an artist, Islek took private classes from Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu for several years in the mid-1960s and participated in various local group exhibitions—but ultimately decided not to pursue a career as an artist. Mrs. Grey must […]

Camel, 1965

Sundaram’s Camel eludes quick interpretation. The elegant black contours of the camel’s foreshortened torso and long slender neck lead the eye toward decorative window panels. The inky black night sky, seen through the slightly ajar panels, contrasts sharply with the drawing’s white areas. In her diaries, Abby Grey notes that this work merges eroticism with […]

Self Portrait, 1965 (G1975.167)

Vazifdar participated in the post-independence art scene and met Abby Grey during her visit to Bombay in 1965. Though he is primarily remembered as an architect and building contractor, Vazifdar was also an innovator in the arts. In particular, he devised languages of color, correlating hues with various abstract concepts, as recorded in his unpublished […]

Warren Report, 1965

By the mid-1960s, Armajani began to treat writing as a readymade image to be copied. In this work, he addresses issues of fact and fiction, referencing the Warren Report—the official but widely questioned account of the assassination of President Kennedy and its aftermath.