Left to right: Pacita Abad, African Mephisto (1981). Acrylic, rick rack ribbons, tie dyed-cloth, painted cloth on stitched and padded canvas; Kaunga (1983). Acrylic and cowrie shells on stitched and padded canvas. Exhibition view: Pacita Abad, I Thought the Streets Were Paved With Gold, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai (13 September 2021–13 February 2022). Courtesy Jameel Arts Centre.