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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 78

    Daryoush Gharahzad (Iranian, b. 1976)


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    Daryoush Gharahzad (Iranian, b. 1976)
    signed twice in Farsi (centre left and lower right on right panel); dated in Farsi (lower right on right panel)
    acrylic on canvas, diptych
    left panel 59 x 72½in. (150 x 185cm.); right panel 59 x 39½in. (150 x 100cm.); overall 59 x 112 (150 x 285cm.)
    Painted in 2008

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    Dayroush Gharahzad focuses on women in the streets of Tehran. They are required to cover their heads and wear modest clothes in public and instead tend to wear a lot of makeup as a means of expression. In this work he juxtaposes the face of a woman printed with a stencil gazing at the viewer, open to the world, while the real woman's face is turned towards the wall.

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