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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 40

    Ayman Yossri Daydban (Palestinian/Jordanian, lives Saudi Arabia, b. 1966)


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    Ayman Yossri Daydban (Palestinian/Jordanian, lives Saudi Arabia, b. 1966)
    acrylic on printed posters on wooden tissue boxes
    41 x 106in. (104 x 270cm.)
    Executed in 2006 - 2007

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    The conceptual work (Maharem) by Ayman Yossri Daydban are prints of old Egyptian movie posters (affiche) from the 1940s to 1970s mounted on wooden tissue boxes. These posters were one of the sources of inspiration and knowing the other in the isolated society of that era. By putting them on tissue boxes, objects associated with drama and sentimentality, the whole composition seems to breathe nostalgia. When watching these films and transported to this fictional, black and white world, Ayman weeps and reaches for a tissue. The word Maharem in Arabic refers not just to tissue but to one's close family, which can also offer protection and an emotional blanket.

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    Please note this work is incorrectly illustrated in the catalogue. For correct image, please refer to christies.com or contact department. The correct dimensions are 41 x 106in. (104 x 270cm.).


    London, SOAS, Brunei Gallery, Edge of Arabia, 16 October - 13 December 2008