• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 84

    Afshin Pirhashemi (Iranian, b. 1974)


    Price Realised  


    Afshin Pirhashemi (Iranian, b. 1974)
    signed and titled 'Afshin X-Series' (lower left of top right panel)
    oil and metallic paint on canvas, polyptych of six panels
    78 x 118in. (200 x 300cm.) overall
    Painted in 2008

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Afshin Pirhashemi's almost exclusive use of black and white stems from a desire for clarity. There has long been an element of fantasy in Pirhashemi's work, but more recently he has focussed on arrangements of figures against a plain white ground. The lack of extraneous detail, combined with keenly observed features on the figures concentrates attention soley on the protagonists and the relationships between them.

    Special Notice

    lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.