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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 42

    Abdul Qader Al-Rais (Emirati, b. 1951)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Abdul Qader Al-Rais (Emirati, b. 1951)
    Untitled
    signed and dated in Arabic (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30½ x 28¾in. (93 x 73cm.)
    Painted in 1995


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    This is a rare early abstract work by Abdul Qader Al-Rais. The influence of the Arabic letterform is clearly there, but is implied rather than explicitly shown as in his later works. The colour scheme is notably different from that in his more recent abstract works, which have much warmer hues.

    Saleroom Notice

    This lot was sourced in the UAE and if bought by a UAE resident is duty exempt.