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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 141

    Marcos Grigorian (Iranian, 1925-2007)

    Quattro Quadri

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    Marcos Grigorian (Iranian, 1925-2007)
    Quattro Quadri
    signed 'MARCOS GRIGORIAN'; dated and located 'Santa fe 1989' (on the reverse )
    earth and straw on panel
    35 x 32in. (89 x 82cm.)
    Executed in 1989 in Santa Fe (2)


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    Marcos Grigorian's minimalistic Earthworks Series is highly symbolic. Through both their materials and form, they relate to heaven and earth, spirit and matter. From the deadness of the earth emerges life, and its soil and golden straw are symbols of life and of the sun. The union of the two factors, spirit and matter, and their becoming one is the first step in creation. The form of these pieces makes reference to sacred geometry and esoteric teachings through repetition of the square and the circle, the square being the symbol of the earth, the circle that of the heavens.

    Exhibited

    New York, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery