Tanavoli, Parviz

Nightingale (To Abby), 1974

Image for Nightingale (To Abby), 1974

In Persian poetry and decorative arts, the nightingale—who sings endlessly of his longing and devotion—symbolizes the quintessential loverFittingly, Tanavoli dedicated this work to Abby Weed Grey, founder of the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, who avidly collected Tanavoli’s work, amassing nearly 80 objects by him.

Medium Silkscreen on paper
Dimensions 19 1/2 x 27 in.
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Donor Abby Weed Grey Bequest
Object ID G1983.1


Collection Years: 1974