Shirin Neshat, On Guard, 1997

Images of Shirin Neshat, On Guard

  1. Long A black-and-white close-up shows two hands clasped around a 1940s-style microphone. The left hand is covered in an indiscernible script except for the dorsum of the hand where the text breaks to form a four-petaled shape.
Shirin Neshat, Iranian, b. 1957
On Guard, 1997
Ink on gelatin silver print
40 × 60 in. (101.6 × 152.4 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.49

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago