Maskhara with Dragonfly, 2014
gold, silver pin, enamel
edition of 25
signed and numbered
Avish Khebrehzadeh in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani has created a limited edition of the high-end sunglasses by L.G.R., enriched with details in different precious materials. The sunglasses as a physical mask and facial ornament are a deliberate play with the notion of a mask. Focal in the artist’s more recent works, the mask is a study of conditions, behaviours or gestures through which the individual either conceals the true self or projects an alternative self.
Our life is a mask, even to ourselves. It is neither visible nor tangible. It is simply there. We mock, ridicule, transform our masks as we come upon others. (Avish Khebrehzadeh)