• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 11

    Hakim Ghazali (Moroccan, B. 1963)

    The Letter 'Noon'

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    Hakim Ghazali (Moroccan, B. 1963)
    The Letter 'Noon'
    signed 'Ghazali' and signed again 'HAKIM GHAZALI' (on the reverse)
    oil, paper, sand and tape on canvas
    78¾ x 78¾in. (200 x 200cm.)
    Painted in 2005


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    Taking his inspiration from the walls of Berber villages in Morocco, Hakim Ghazali's minimalist works from this series combine almost a monochromatic ground with flashes of colour and details - strings of words and symbols. In the past, these villages were often fiercely competitive, and the tribes would not communicate with each other verbally, but more secretively through graffiti scrawled across the walls of the dwellings. Ghazali combines this with his deeply spirtual and esoteric choice of words to produce haunting and poetic images.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A UAE PRIVATE COLLECTION