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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 27

    Adam Henein (Egyptian, b.1929)

    Untitled

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    Adam Henein (Egyptian, b.1929)
    Untitled
    signed 'A.HENEIN' (lower left) and in Arabic (lower right)
    tempera on papyrus
    28¼ x 35½in. (72 x 90cm.)
    Painted in 1962


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    The work of Adam Henein, in both sculpture and painting, shows profound pharaonic influence. In his sculptures he develops the minimalistic tendencies of ancient Egyptian sculpture, paring down the outline, retaining only such details as are absolutely necessary. In his paintings, which recall abstracted pharaonic architecture, he employs the traditional materials of the ancients- tempera on papyrus.

    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF LATE CARL OLE OLSEN, DENMARK