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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 129

    JAFAR ROUHBAKHSH (IRANIAN, 1940-1996)

    UNTITLED

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    JAFAR ROUHBAKHSH (IRANIAN, 1940-1996)
    UNTITLED
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    39½ x 59in. (100 x 150cm.)
    Executed in 1989


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    Jafar Rouhbakhsh exploits decorative images, devoid of any figurative attachment to express their intrinsic value. His work emanates an extraordinary power embodied in harmonious colours, including dark olive green, dark brown, gold yellow, purple, and henna red which take us to the indescribable world of spirituality.

    The symbolic themes recurring in his work are the sun, fountain of youth, birds, life tree, and yellow and gold squares and rectangles which are tangent at times. These themes also include a delicate mass of diverse patterns, which give to the work a certain luminosity.