Pandit Pran Nath Evening & Morning Ragas. Marian Zazeela.
Pandit Pran Nath Evening & Morning Ragas

Pandit Pran Nath Evening & Morning Ragas

New York: Dia Art Foundation, 1978. Offset lithograph. 11 x 14 in. Lines from folding into thirds; else near fine. Item #6075

Two posters by Marian Zazeela for respective Morning and Evening Ragas in September and October of 1978, performed by Pran Nath. Nath was an Indian classical singer of Kirana gharana who influenced Don Cherry, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, and other members of the American avant-garde.

In 1970, Young and Zazeela became disciples of Pran Nath, visiting him in India several times before arranging for his move to New York.

While Zazeela is well known for her installations, sculptures, and light design, her works on papers remain less known. These posters are excellent examples of Zazeela’s calligraphy and use of styles and patterns from decorative arts.

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