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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 177

    ADEL EL-SIWI (EGYPTIAN, B. 1952)

    Hommage to El-Gazzar

    Price Realised  

    ADEL EL-SIWI (EGYPTIAN, B. 1952)
    Hommage to El-Gazzar
    The left panel: signed 'A.SIWI' and again in Arabic (upper centre left) and signed and dated 'A.SIWI 2003' and signed again in Arabic (lower centre right); inscribed 'L', titled 'EL-GAZZAR' and signed 'A.SIWI' and again in Arabic (on the reverse)
    The right panel: signed 'A.SIWI' and again in Arabic (upper center right), signed and dated 'A.SIWI 2003' and sigend again in Arabic (lower right); inscribed 'R', titled 'EL-MAGNOON EL AKHDAR' and signed 'A.SIWI' and again in Arabic (on the reverse)
    acrylic on panel
    Overall: 95¾ x 95in. (243 x 241cm.); Each panel: 95¾ x 47½in. (243 x 121cm.)
    Painted in 2003


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    A homage to the great Egyptian artist Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (1925-1966) , the right hand panel shows the artist, whilst the left hand shows El-Siwi's rendering of El-Magnoon EL-Akhdar, El-Gazzar's most famous painting.