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Recognize My Sign

Nicolas Moufarrege

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 11/10/2018 – 02/17/2019

During a career that lasted just over a decade, Nicolas Moufarrege (1947-1985) created an original and idiosyncratic body of embroidered paintings. Recognize My Sign—the artist’s first solo museum exhibition—traces the development of his work from the lap-scaled portrait-tapestries he produced in Beirut, Lebanon in the early-1970s to the final works he created in New York

Nicolas Moufarrege, Narcissix of One and Nick’s of the Other, 1983. Thread, pigment, glitter, and brooches on needlepoint canvas. Image courtesy CAMH. Photo by Emily Peacock Nicolas Moufarrege, The Fifth Day, 1980. Thread and pigment on needlepoint canvas. Collection of George Waterman, III. Image courtesy CAMH. Photo by Emily Peacock Nicolas Moufarrege, Title unknown, 1985. Thread,