• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 27

    Adham Wanly (Egyptian, 1908 - 1959)

    The Kiss

    Price Realised  


    Adham Wanly (Egyptian, 1908 - 1959)
    The Kiss
    signed 'WANLY' (lower left) and signed and titled in Arabic (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    23½ x 31¾in. (59.5 x 81.5cm.)
    Painted in 1957

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    There is more than a touch of Hollywood glamour to this extraordinary work by Adham Wanly. Depicting a fellah and a fellaha in mutual embrace against the romantic backdrop of the Nile Valley, it is reminscent of that famous clinch of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, immortalized on billboards throughout the world in advertisements for Gone With The Wind.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    Rusdy Iskandar, Adham Wanly, Cairo, 1984 (illustrated in colour, no.24)
    Sobhy Al-Sharouny, A Museum in a Book: The Farsi Art Collection "The Egyptian Works" Owned by Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi, Cairo, 1998 (illustrated in colour, p.200 and illustrated p.186 ref 37/29)