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Basema MAHDI

Iraq, Baghdad born 1956

  • Australia from 1994


commenced 1985 – 2000

print workshop (organisation)

Ur harp 1996 Place made: Studio One, Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in colour inks, from multiple plates Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower right corner, image of rooster with shield within circle [Hahnemühle].

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right in image in black pencil, 'Basema Mahdi 98'. Titled lower centre in image in black pencil, ''Ur Harp''. Inscribed with impression details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'AP'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower right corner verso in black pencil, '1.332'. Inscribed lower left corner on verwso in black pencil, '$60'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.0 h x 25.3 w cm sheet (irreg deckle) 30.9 h x 29.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Studio One Inc 2000
Accession No: NGA 2004.369.435
Subject: Collection: The Studio One Inc print workshop archive of Australian prints 1986 - 2000, acquired 2004.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Studio One Inc print workshop on its closure in 2000, Canberra, 2004.