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Invisible Girl - Andrea Crespi

NFT and Physical WORK:

The first buyer will receive the original fine art print signed by Andrea Crespi.

Unique piece (1/1)
SIZE 420x594 mm / 16,5x23 inches

Fine Art print on Manualis handmade in Fabriano (Italy)

Minimum bid: 1ethereum

During the Taliban regime, women in Afghanistan were not allowed to leave their homes unless accompanied by a male guardian. The burqa was mandatory, they could not wear make-up, use nail polish, wear jewelry. They couldn't work, go to school. They couldn't laugh. Contact with men was filtered in every way. Not only the clothes covered every part of the body: the gaze did not have to meet that of a male, the hand could not hold that of the opposite sex. Invisible, imperceptible, erased to the point of having to limit the noise produced as they moved: the noise of heels was banned in July 1997. The limitations were accompanied by exemplary punishments in case of transgression, with amputations and death sentences carried out in public. Many took their own lives in those years.

The work is inspired by the famous photograph "Afghan Girl" taken by Steve McCurry in 1984, and published on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine. The image became a sort of symbol of the Afghan conflicts in the eighties.

Andrea Crespi

He has focused his career on communication and the visual arts. Andrea Crespi is an Italian contemporary visual and NFT artist, whose work develops through the continuous investigation of a variety of media and themes including optical illusion, social transformation and the digital revolution.


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Item #P66197

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