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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 60

    ISMAEL FATTAH (IRAQI, 1934-2004)

    Untitled (Nine Faces)

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    ISMAEL FATTAH (IRAQI, 1934-2004)
    Untitled (Nine Faces)
    signed and dated 'Ismael 2002' (lower right), signed again in Arabic and dated '2002' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    48 x 39¼in. (122 x 100cm.)
    Painted in 2002


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    A recurrent theme with the paintings of Ismael Fattah was his fascination with the human faces. Often his faces are shown lacking certain features, without a mouth, or without the eyes, but always portrayed with a certain strength. Sometimes these faces are watching or saying something, but usually his faces have lost at least one of their senses.
    The placement of each face is emphasized within a square space to which it is allotted. Each one is in its place and often unable to see or speak.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot may not be subjected to the 5 Importation Duty if purchased by a UAE resident.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, UAE