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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 49

    Golnaz Fathi (Iranian, b. 1972)

    Untitled

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    Golnaz Fathi (Iranian, b. 1972)
    Untitled
    signed 'G. Fathi'(lower right), dated and located '2003 Paris' (lower left)
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    57¾ x 52¾in. (147 x 134cm.)
    Painted in 2003


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    Golnaz Fathi is a trained calligrapher, and her works combine this together with elements of graphic design, painting and autobiography. Fathi has created an imaginary language deeply rooted in Persian tradition, while she insists on not following the rules of traditional calligraphy. The words first strike the viewer as readable, but on closer inspection are indecipherable, expressing through abstract means what words cannot.

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    The picture in the catalogue is rotated 90 degrees to the left.