Linder and Ashish
Three Goddesses of the Silver Screen: Zeenat (The Beauty), 2023
Limited edition Giclee print with silkscreen varnish, exclusive to House of Voltaire. Signed and numbered by both artists on the reverse.
26 x 20 cm
Giclee print with silkscreen varnish
The price of this edition increases as it sells out. Available as triptych or as individual prints.
About The Artwork
Artist Linder and Fashion designer Ashish mark their first collaboration with a limited edition triptych exclusive to House of Voltaire, created to support Studio Voltaire’s world-renowned artistic and community programmes. The edition series combines Linder’s signature use of photomontage with Ashish’s famed use of high-octane colour and sequins. Working together has allowed both artists the chance to play, layer and mix mediums whilst exploring the common threads shared in their work, including themes of queering popular culture and celebrating strength in marginalised bodies. These new editions, collectively titled Three Goddesses of the Silver Screen, feature Indian film stars Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi and Meena Kumari, each of whom pushed cinematic boundaries in the demanding and often tragic industry in which they worked. In preparation for the edition, the artists researched fashion and lifestyle magazines from the 1960s-80s and were drawn to the colourful advertising and celebrity culture found within their pages. Frequently illustrating a private melancholy behind the portraits of these powerful women, the publications made clear that fame came at a high personal cost. As Ashish describes, “Growing up in India in the 80s and 90s, there weren’t a lot of icons for the queer community, which in itself wasn’t very visible - but perhaps we instinctively recognised a little of ourselves in these defiant, glamorous women who fought for recognition and happiness, despite the odds.” In these new editions, each woman is celebrated as a heroic, revolutionary figure, as opposed to a victim or tragic figure, shining a light on their strength through varnished sequins and bold, joyful colour.