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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 96

    Koorosh Shishegaran (Iranian, b. 1945)

    Portrait

    Price Realised  

    Koorosh Shishegaran (Iranian, b. 1945)
    Portrait
    signed 'KOOROSH ' and signed and dated in Farsi (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    55 x 49¼in. (140 x 125cm.)
    Painted in 2005.


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    "I always thought to myself why we should not paint a portrait in an abstract form. An abstract portrait gives the artist liberty to look beyond the appearance into subject in a symbolic way. There are many unspoken secrets within a portrait that once revealed, present a very different world. It is a world much more interesting than the world of appearance. Every artist has his unique way of depicting his subjects if he tries to detach himself from the appearance." (Koorosh Shishegaran)