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a red-headed cowboy struggles to control a red cart that reads, Git Along Lil’ Doggie. On the verge of tipping over, the cart sputters along on an empty desert landscape.

This 2009 painting is hand embroidered with glass beads. Moshiri hires local Iranian artisans to do the work based on his specifications, a process that can take months per painting. He makes use of this traditional material and method but resists the images normally associated with it.

Farhad Moshiri,Yipeeee, 2009, Embroidery and acrylic on canvas, Private collection, London, Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli

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