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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 193

    Parviz Kalantari (Iranian, b. 1931)

    Untitled

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    Parviz Kalantari (Iranian, b. 1931)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'P. Kalantari 2002' and signed in Farsi (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    38 3/8 x 76in. (97.5 x 193cm.)
    Painted in 2002


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    "As hard as I tried, I could not feel any emotional link to it [a Swiss lake the artist was trying to paint]. All that beautiful landscape was just a colour postcard to me. The truth is, I can only paint the earthy landscapes of this land which is my own. I'm in love with this earth, this dust which I got to know on my trips to the desert".-Parviz Kalantari

    Exhibited

    London, Christie's, Iranian Contemporary: an exhibition in association with the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 19-23 May 2002 (illustrated in colour, pp.82-83)