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‘Retrospective’ Painting Exhibition of Master Artist Laila Shahzada


'Retrospective' Painting Exhibition of Master Artist Laila Shahzada

Unicorn Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the late Master artist Laila Shahzada – a pioneer of modern art painting in Pakistan.

LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE (1926-1994) is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Pakistani Master artist Laila Shahzada on her twentieth death anniversary and features paintings from various series such as ‘Driftwood’, ‘Mohenjo-Daro’, ‘Skardu mountains’ – over a period of decades.

Exhibition opening time: 5 pm to 8 pm. Display shall last from 10th to 30th December 2014.

Address: D116/1A, Block 4, Scheme 5, Clifton, Karachi. Pakistan.
Phone: 021-35831220, 021-35877625

About Laila Shahzada

Laila Shahzada was born in 1926 in the U.K. She was one of Pakistan’s most internationally renowned artists; One of the first women painters in Pakistan to gain international recognition with exhibitions around the world including Pakistan, London, Paris, Tokyo, Monte Carlo and New York. During her lifetime her work was shown at the prestigious Pasadena museum.

She was awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan in 1984 and the Pride of Performance in 1995. Laila was awarded the “Key to the City” of New York — the only Pakistani to receive this award. Her paintings are in the collection of every major art collector and Pakistan’s most distinguished old families.

Posthumously Pakistan Post honoured the artist along with ten other masters with collector’s item rare stamps of the artist and their work. Several publications feature information on the artist and a biography is available in the form of the Foundation for Museum of Modern Art and Oxford University Press joint venture publication ‘Laila Shahzada – Exploring an Inner Landscape’ by Salwat Ali. Laila Shahazada’s paintings have auctioned at major international auction houses including: Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Christie’s and Artnet.

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