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Hassan Hajjaj Signed Kesh Angels Marrakesh 2010 1431 Limited Edition Magnum Photograph Print FRAMED

Hassan Hajjaj Signed Kesh Angels Marrakesh 2010 1431 Limited Edition Magnum Photograph Print FRAMED

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"Kesh Angels, Marrakesh, 2010/1431"
Museum Quality Limited Edition Digital C-Print
from Magnum Square Print Sale 2020, "Works of Imagination"


Custom framed and matted with a Charles Scott Gallery Certificate of Authenticity

Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London and Tokyo. It was founded in Paris in 1947. This gorgeous piece of photographic art was sold during their "Works of Imagination" sale, in cooperation with Aperture that was held for seven days in October of 2020. Prints were limited in number to only the prints sold during these seven days (though not physically numbered). We have had it professionally matted and framed with UV Plexi and all archival materials.

From Hassan Hajjaj - “I like to push people’s buttons. Here, I wanted to play with the way veiled women riding motorbikes might seem jarring from a Western perspective. I called them Kesh Angels—with Kesh short for Marrakech, and Angels from the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. In a few images, they’re wearing their own clothing. The only props I gave them were some socks and heart-shaped sunglasses, just to have a bit of fun with the cliché of rock stars or bikers in leather jackets. There were four cinemas in my town when I was growing up in Morocco. I remember the movie posters they’d put in their windows. They had these powerful single images your mind could latch onto, allowing anyone who couldn’t afford a ticket to imagine the whole film. That’s what I wanted to create here—a still from a movie you haven’t seen.”

Format: Digital C-Print
Paper Size: 6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm), Image Size: 5.5 in (14 cm) on the longest side, Framed Size: 11 5/8" x 11 5/8"
Material: Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte paper. All supporting materials (label, etc.) are archival, i.e. acid-free and will not damage the print or affect its longevity.
Edition: Limited to quantity sold over 7 days in October, 2020
Signed, Un-numbered: Signed on back label viewable via aperture on back

More about Hassan Hajjaj - Hajjaj has been called and is known as the "Andy Warhol of Marrakech". Aside from mixing elements of both Moroccan and pop culture references together in his art, Hajjaj is also known for subverting the Western viewer’s expectations as he deconstructs the “tourist gaze that fetishizes veiled women” and instead situates them in a purposefully jumbled, animated light. By refashioning the Westernized view of Orientalism, Hajjaj states that he wanted to illustrate the multidimensional facets of Moroccan society in his photograph. Hajjaj's work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York City; the British Museum, London; the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; the Newark Museum, New Jersey; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Farjam Collection, Dubai; Institut des cultures d'Islam [fr], Paris; Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia; and Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA.

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