Untitled (Orange and Eye)
Hachmi Azza (Moroccan, b. 1950)
DimensionsPlate : 10 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (27.31 x 32.38 cm)
Sheet : 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (49.53 x 59.69 cm)
Mat : 24 x 30 in. (60.96 x 76.2 cm)
Credit LineGift of Arthur and Kristine Rossof
LabelMoroccan-born Hachmi Azza was educated in Morocco and Belgium, and currently lives and works in Germany. His prints typically feature bizarre combinations of images and symbols that recall the work of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and René Magritte. This dreamlike image of an eye peering out of an orange that is balanced on the finger of a disembodied hand defies easy interpretation.