For nearly six years, Los Angeles-based artist Sandow Birk has been engaged in a project to transcribe and illustrate an English translation of the Qur’an, the Holy Book of Islam. Based on traditional models of manuscript illumination, Birk’s American Qur’an combines the handwritten text with images drawn from contemporary American life. This exhibition contains 86 works from the series, including a suite of six that the Faulconer Gallery acquired in 2010. The artist expects to complete the project in 2014.
This exhibition has been organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.