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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 100

    Mohammed Ehsai (Iranian, b. 1940)

    He Is The Merciful

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    Mohammed Ehsai (Iranian, b. 1940)
    He Is The Merciful
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    79½ x 136 5/8in. (202 x 347cm.)
    Painted in 2007


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    This spectacular painting is one of the largest works by Mohammed Ehsai.
    Trained first as a calligrapher, Ehsai's large scale paintings demonstrate his mastery of the craft. In his works, the intertwined letters are not meant to be read. Rather, their abstract form, which visualizes the meaning of the text, is to be contemplated by the viewer.