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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 105

    Parvineh Etemadi(Iranian, b.1947)

    Still Life

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    Parvineh Etemadi(Iranian, b.1947)
    Still Life
    gloss paint on cement on panel
    31½ x 23 5/8in. (80 x 60cm.)
    Painted in 1978

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    After a period of painting abstracts, Parvineh Etemadi began her second phase in 1968, a series of paintings executed on a rough cement base, mainly still lifes, employing a minimum of lines and colour. Whilst formally they draw inspiration from Japanese woodcuts, their subjects- plants, bottles, pots, and the occasional recognizable detritus from the twentieth century- give these works a sense of the familiar but also de-particularized, unrelated to a specific time or place. There is something almost platonic about the objects in these pictures, each of which seem more an archetype or idea of an object, rather than actual or observed. Paintings from this series rarely appear on the market. This is the first one to appear in auction.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    Javad Mojabi and Jocelyn Damija, Selected Works of Parvaneh E'temadi 1966-98, Tehran 1998, p.290 (illustrated in colour)