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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 61

    Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iranian, b. 1937)

    Purple Pearl

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    Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iranian, b. 1937)
    Purple Pearl
    signed and dated 'Zenderoudi Charles-Hossein 2006' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Charles Hossein ZENDEROUDI PURPLE PEARL 2006' (on the reverse)
    acrylic and iridescent paint on canvas
    59 7/8 x 59in. (152 x 150 cm.)
    Painted in 2006

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    In this painting Zenderoudi begins with a quotation from the poetry of Hafez, superimposing and interlacing it, giving the words a floating appearance, which symbolizes various layers of comprehension of the poem. The composition is not as random as it first seems, but complex and carefully balanced. However, the interplay between different levels of transparency, with different glazes, gold and iridescent paints, accentuates the sense of congestion and disorder. This issue, underlying order behind the seemingly random, appears frequently in Zenderoudi's recent works.

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