• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 99

    Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iranian, b. 1937)

    Sholeh Sholeh Shabb

    Price Realised  

    Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iranian, b. 1937)
    Sholeh Sholeh Shabb
    signed and dated 'Hossein Zenderoudi 67' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Hossein Zenderoudi 1967 SHOLEH SHOLEH SHABB' and signed in Farsi (on the reverse)
    oil and mixed media on canvas
    35 x 52 3/8in. (89 x 133cm.)
    Painted in 1967


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    In the later 1960s Charles Hossein Zenderoudi's focus turned towards the Persian letterform as the sole motif on his canvases. The other iconography from his Saqqa-khaneh phase fell away -some to be later revisited- and the compositions consisted solely of indecipherable Persian words, superimposed on each other or in variety of scales, deliberately distorted and subverting the rules of calligraphy.

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