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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 130


    Soleil d'or

    Price Realised  


    Soleil d'or
    signed in Arabic (upper right); signed again and titled 'SOLEIL D'OR ARABSHAHI' (on the stretcher)
    oil, acrylic, gold paint on canvas
    71 x 51in. (181 x 130.5cm.)

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    Arabshahi explores various aspects of his Persian heritage, and his art is correspondingly loaded with symbols such as the lotus, wheel, the shining sun, the tree of life, and pseudo-cuneiform, often juxtaposed with geometrical symbols such as circles, squares, curves, and spirals. The result is a confluence between past and present.

    Massoud Arabshahi employs a wide range of media from gold leaf to oil, and a range of symbols including those of ancient Mesopotamia, and also more universal ones. Similarly, his brushstrokes range from heavy impasto to the very lightest. This sale contains five works by Arabshahi, each one very different, demonstrating the extraordinary range of this artist.