Melancholy of birds B, by Ali Cherri, is based on an assembly of animals and plants forming a coherent whole and constitutes a reimagining of the imagery of 19th century herbariums. The practice of collage, grafting, and hybridization for which the artist is known is the result of a restrained reading of our world, wavering between science and poetry.
Of the three lithographs, the central section depicts a bird on a background of flowers. It disappears into a wash of blue and viewers will only be able to make out its contours through very close observation.


  • Title: Flying Machine
  • Creator: Ali Cherri
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Physical Dimensions: 105 x 74,5 cm
  • Provenance: Galerie Imane Farrès, Paris
  • Subject Keywords: bird, feather, blue, owl
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Lithography
  • Art Movement: contemporary art

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