• 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 100

    Golnaz Fathi (Iranian, b. 1972)


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    Golnaz Fathi (Iranian, b. 1972)
    signed and dated twice 'GOLNAZ FATHI 2008' (lower right of the right and of the left panel); signed and dated 'GOLNAZ FATHI 2008' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas; diptych
    Each: 52 x 47½in. (132 x 120cm.); Overall 52 x 95in. (132 x 240cm.)
    Painted in 2008

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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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