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Nasreen Mohamedi 

"What Geometry One Finds On The Beach"

By Gregory Galligan

•UNTITLED II, ca. 1958, Black-and-white photograph, 26.5 x 37 cm. Private Collection, New York. Courtesy Talwar Gallery, New York.

In the spring of 1971, at the age of 34 and well into her career as a painter, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) copied a notebook entry by Albert Camus into her journal:

A Spectacular virtue that leads to denying one’s passions. A higher virtue that leads to balancing them.

Twenty years earlier, when Camus committed his words to paper, the horrors of…

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