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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 84

    Afshin Pirhashemi (Iranian, b. 1974)

    X-Series

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    Afshin Pirhashemi (Iranian, b. 1974)
    X-Series
    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


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    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.

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