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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 162

    Mohammed Abla (Egyptian, b. 1953)

    Untitled

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    Mohammed Abla (Egyptian, b. 1953)
    Untitled
    signed in Arabic (lower left); dated in Arabic (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    54¾ x 62½in. (139 x 158.5cm.)
    Painted in 2003


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    Mohammed Abla is well known for his crowded Cairo street scenes. Whilst always slightly abstracted, most contain recognisable details. The present painting is rare as it is completely abstract, yet gives a vivid impression of such a scene. Most of this series were destroyed in a devastating fire that burned down his studio, and the present painting is a rare survival.