LYNN DAVIS, Modern Views of Ancient Treasures

Lynn Davis (Minneapolis 1944), lives and works in New York.
During my travels in the Middle East (1989-2010) at one point I read “The Journey of Ibn Battuta” (“The Journey of Ibn Battuta”) by the great Egyptian writer Naguib Mafouz. I thought it was a fantasy story. It was, but it was based on the real Ibn Battuta, a Muslim scholar and explorer. In my research on his life and his explorations I did not intend to repeat his journey of twenty-nine years, but life wanted me to follow in his footsteps vaguely.

Catalogue made on the occasion of the exhibition “Modern Views of Ancient Treasures” at Studio La Città, 2012
Text by Elisabetta Piatti (English /Italian)
6 pages

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