• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 121

    Fateh Moudarres (Syrian, 1922-1999)

    Self-Portrait

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    Estimate

    Fateh Moudarres (Syrian, 1922-1999)
    Self-Portrait
    signed and dated 'Moudarres '59' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    23¾ x 31½ (60 x 80cm.)
    Painted in 1959


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    This is a rare early self portrait by Fateh Moudarres was painted during his studies at the Fine Art Academy in Rome. This intriguing painting blends his abstracted style - later to characterize much of his work- notably the human figure and the the cat in the background, with a rather more realistic depiction of his own facial features.

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    Provenance

    Private collection, Italy.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTOR, LIVING IN ITALY