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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 86

    PAUL GUIRAGOSSIAN (LEBANESE, 1926-1993)

    Composition

    Price Realised  

    PAUL GUIRAGOSSIAN (LEBANESE, 1926-1993)
    Composition
    signed 'PAUL.G.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    47¼ x 39½in. (120 x 100cm.)
    Painted in the 1980s


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    This is an unusually fine example of Guiragossian's later work. Compared to the previous lot, the canvas is crowded with vertical lines, elongated arabesques which powerfully evoke, through a remarkable restriction of means, a dense group of human beings. The rich colours bring a rhythm and because they are faceless, the purged bodies carry the expression.