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Orkideh Torabi Collector Edition Puzzle Pre-assembled

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PRODUCT: Orkideh Torabi Collector Edition Puzzle Pre-assembled
SIZE: Pre-assembled puzzle 18" x 24"
MATERIALS: ESKA Premium Board. FSC 100% Recycled Paper
This 500 piece puzzle features Iranian artist, Orkideh Torabi's, Peach House's 5 Bucks Morning Special. on display at the MCA from January 2021-Janurary 2022. This Collector Edition arrives pre-assembled and separated onto 4 cardboard squares. It comes ready to slide together for a complete instant puzzle and/or to be broken down for puzzling fun and/or framing! Disassembled version also available.

Orkideh Torabi, Peach House’s 5 Bucks Morning Special, 2020. Fabric dye on stretched cotton; 85 × 54 in
Courtesy of the artist

Orkideh Torabi’s work features a bathhouse scene in which men have gathered to socially interact with one another. The characters that feature in her work are inspired by the people she encountered during her upbringing in Iran. The painting appears in a split-scene style that replicates the form of Persian miniature painting, which frequently positioned views of interior and exterior spaces side by side. In this painting Torabi depicting men in the given scene looking through windows or into alternative areas of the bathhouse while some of them are relaxing, getting massages, and gossiping. The title features the word “peach.” In Farsi, people use this term to refer to a young and attractive woman.

Torabi is not interested in representing women as victims. She, instead, employs a storytelling approach to mindfully depict the men in amusing positions and settings as a means of rebalancing the power dynamic that characterizes patriarchal societies. Her paintings of men delve into topics related to aspects such as gender-based power dynamics and freedom of expression.
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