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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 30

    Farah Ossouli (Iranian, b. 1953)

    Being In Heaven, Being In Hell

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    Farah Ossouli (Iranian, b. 1953)
    Being In Heaven, Being In Hell
    signed and dated 'Farah Ossouli 2007' (lower left of right panel); signed and dated in Farsi (lower right of right panel); signed and dated 'Farah Ossouli 2007' (lower left of centre panel);signed and dated in Farsi (lower right of centre panel); signed and dated 'Farah Ossouli 2007' (lower left of left panel); signed and dated in Farsi (lower right of left panel)
    gouache on card
    left panel 29 x 14¼in. (73.5 x 36.5cm.); centre panel 29 x 29in. (73.5 x 73.5cm.); right panel 29 x 14¼in.(73.5 x 36.5cm.)
    overall 29 x 57½in (73.5 x 146.5cm.)
    Painted in 2007 (3)


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    Two lovers are seen in the middle panel in a Heavenly setting and just as the nature, are quenched by the spring of love. The pink sky, the blue river, and colours of landscape are reminiscent of traditional miniature paintings, denoting a sublime world. A man and a woman, burning in the fire of estrangement, envy, and sorrow, are seen in the paintings on either side. Each one of the happy couple is the opposite of the other. If two people are happy, two others are sad because they have lost the very same status. If someone achieves love, a status, or a joy, it means that someone else has lost or failed to achieve that love, status, or joy.

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