• 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 119

    Hossein Kazemi (Iranian, 1924 - 1996)


    Price Realised  


    Hossein Kazemi (Iranian, 1924 - 1996)
    signed and indistinctly dated in Farsi (lower right)
    oil and gesso on board
    37½ x 37½in. (95.5 x 95.5cm.)

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    From 1961 onwards Kazemi started experimenting with pure abstraction, and when he returned to figurative painting, as he did with his stone-and-flower paintings of the late 1960s, it was in a more abstracted mould, with strong symbolic overtones hinting at Mithraism. This theme continued for the rest of his career, variations and different combinations of flowers and stones, sometimes lacking one or the other element and becoming increasingly abstract.

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