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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 60

    Khaled Hafez (Egyptian, b. 1963)

    Sekhmet of Gemmanism

    Price Realised  


    Khaled Hafez (Egyptian, b. 1963)
    Sekhmet of Gemmanism
    signed 'khaled Hafez'(on the reverse)
    acrylic, pen, photocopy and collage on canvas
    55 x 78¾in. (140 x 200cm.)
    Executed in 2008

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    'I link imagery of the ancient iconography with deja-vu contemporary elements, hence the use of Anubis (God of the underworld) and Batman, Bastet (Goddess of domestication) and Cat-woman; the icons are manipulated to insinuate metamorphosis; I believe that we are at a point in history where there is cultural recycling: visual, conceptual, beliefs among other aspects.' (Khaled Hafez)

    Works by Hafez are in the Saatchi Collection, London, UK, the Muhka Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium, Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia and the Mali National Museum, Bamako, Mali.

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