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    Sale 1242

    Modern & Contemporary Art

    16 March 2016, Dubai

  • Lot 128

    Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara (Palestinian, b. 1933)

    The Fort of Steadfastness

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    Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara (Palestinian, b. 1933)
    The Fort of Steadfastness
    signed and dated in Arabic (lower left)
    acrylic on sawdust and glue on panel
    47 5/8 x 28 7/8in. (121 x 73.5cm.)
    Painted in 1978

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    Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara is a self-taught artist whose work explores ideas of memory, resistance and collective action. After briefly serving in the Jordanian Air Force, he joined the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the late 1960s. Mosallam served with the PLO in Libya where he developed the bas-relief technique that became a signature of his paintings. He currently lives and works in Amman, Jordan.

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    New York, New Museum, Here and Elsewhere, 2014.