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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 108

    Nicky Nodjoumi (Iranian, b. 1942)

    Elegy for Tomorrow

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    Nicky Nodjoumi (Iranian, b. 1942)
    Elegy for Tomorrow
    signed, titled and dated 'ELEGY FOR TOMORROW 2002 N.NODJOMI' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    95¾ X 60in. (243 x 152cm.)
    Painted in 2002


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    The paintings of Nicky Nodjoumi often feature images of political leaders taken from the daily newspapers, which are then Nodjoumi recast into unsual settings, ironic comments on current events. In the present work a group of grey besuited businessmen ceremoniously carry a spot of grass atop of which sits a squirrel- a wry look at the priorities given to environmental concerns.