• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 7

    Koorosh Shishegaran (Iranian, b. 1945)


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    Koorosh Shishegaran (Iranian, b. 1945)
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower right); signed and dated in Farsi on a label affixed to the reverse
    oil on canvas
    59 x 59in. (150 x 150cm.)
    Painted in 2007

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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

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