• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 142

    Kadhim Haidar (Iraqi, b. 1932)

    Traces of a Body

    Price Realised  


    Kadhim Haidar (Iraqi, b. 1932)
    Traces of a Body
    signed in Arabic (lower right); signed, titled and dated in Arabic (on a label on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    39 x 44½in. (99 x 113cm.)
    Painted in 1973

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    The focus of Kadim Haidar's work is morality and tragedy. Influenced by cubism, his style is marked for their simplicity of subject and depiction. From the mid-1960s his work has been historical events of such as Battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, and its impact on the Iraqi people. For Haidar, religious inspiration comes through a sense of tragedy, expressed in signs and symbols through his paintings. His compositions are full of theatrical imagery, with surreal imaginative perspectives infused with folklore motifs.

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