USA-PAK ARTIST Salman Toor on Time 100 Next List :

TIME100 Next  List : Pakistani born American artist Salman Toor has been featured in the Time100 Next list. The artist took to Instagram and expressed gratitude for the honour.

''Super excited to be included in Time100 Next 2021, among emerging leaders who are shaping the future,'' he wrote.

The publication lauded Toor's brilliance and penned, ''Toor who was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and lives in New York City, has made his career subverting the styles of old paintings by centering open queer men of South Asian descent in an attempt to, as he says in the audio guide for The Star, ''play with the idea of societal norms.' ''

It further added, ''Now, more people than ever  are paying attention : the artist recently secured the first solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, which will be on display through April 2021.''

Toor recently made headlines when he sold one of his paintings in the United States at a staggering  $822,000, probably the highest ever for a Pakistani artist.

The painting ''Rooftop Party with Ghosts ! ''was sold at Christie's postwar and contemporary art sale at the said price against an estimate of $100,000 - $150,000 on December 3, 2020.

Measuring at 46.5 inches by 66 inches, the oil on canvas painting was created by the artist in 2015.


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