Maskhara with Lizard and Cricket, 2014
L.G.R sunglasses, gold, black diamonds, enamel silver pin
edition of 25
Avish Khebrehzadeh in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery 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, being in essence 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)