Powerful New Art Funded Works Added to The Herbert’s Collection

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COVENTRY.- The Herbert has purchased two artworks for its permanent collection, Bloodlines by Iftikhar Dadi and Nalini Malani and Belsen Head by Raymond Mason. We gave the Herbert £11,500 and £12,500 for the two works respectively. Funding also came in from the Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures Programme and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. These two striking works form part of the Herbert’s Peace and Reconciliation collection, for which the Herbert is currently working on enhancing through an HLF funded project. Bloodlines, which was created in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of the partition of India, is a visually stunning artwork. Gold, crimson and blue sequins have been used to map the Radcliffe lines, which defined the 1947 borders of Pakistan. The work was developed by Indian artist Nalini Malani and Pakistani artist Iftikhar Dadi and it is possibly the first collaborative work between artists from th