Recent Acquisitions

through June 28, 2015
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This small exhibition displays remarkable new acquisitions by USC Pacific Asia Museum. Work by three influential contemporary Pakistani artists—Imran Qureshi, Ali Kazim and Muhammad ZeeshanUntitled (self portrait series)  pigments on paper 45x39cm 2012—have recently been acquired by the museum thanks to generous funding from the museum’s Collectors’ Circle, Pasadena Art Alliance, and the Pakistan Art Council. Providing IQ02-12, 300an interesting and valuable point of connection between the tradition of miniature paintings and contemporary practices, these works add great depth and historic continuity to our collection.

 

Images from right to left:

Imran Qureshi (b. 1972)
How to Cut an Artillery Pantaloons
2002
Opaque watercolor and Letraset transfer on wasli paper
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors’ Circle, Pasadena Art Alliance and the Pakistan Art Council
2014.3.1

Ali Kazim (b. 1979)
Untitled (diptych)
2013
Watercolor on paper
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors’ Circle and the Pakistan Art Council
2014.2.1AB

Muhammad Zeeshan (b. 1980)
Dying Miniature III
2008
Graphite and gold pigment on sandpaper
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors’ Circle and the Pakistan Art Council
2014.1