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Orkideh Torabi Peach House Scarf


$144.00 Members


PRODUCT: Orkideh Torabi Peach House Scarf
SIZE: 33.46" x 52.76"
MATERIALS: Cashmere and modal
DESIGNER: Orkideh Torabi
An MCA exclusive! This cashmere and modal scarf is light, thin and soft with a matte finish and finished edge.

Artist Orkideh Torabi has collaborated with the MCA Store on this generously-proportioned cashmere scarf, a reproduction of her giant mural in the MCA's atrium.

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

Artist Orkideh Torabi (Iranian, b. 1979) continues the MCA’s Atrium Project series with Peach House’s 5 Bucks Morning Special (2020). Torabi rendered a vividly detailed bathhouse filled with characters based on men she encountered during her upbringing and visits to Iran. Inspired by traditional Persian miniature paintings, Torabi depicts the rooms of the bathhouse in a split-scene style. After transferring paint dye onto cotton fabric, Torabi dries it with an everyday hairdryer, resulting in the saturated colors in her artworks. For this exhibition, in which her work is presented at a larger scale than it has been before, Torabi’s work on cotton fabric has been transferred to vinyl.

Now based in Chicago, Torabi purposefully paints men—often with bulbous features, clown-like expressions, and exaggerated limbs—in humorous situations. Through her work, Torabi seeks to rebalance patriarchal societies using humor.
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