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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 1

    Rachid Koraichi (Algerian, b. 1947)

    Sans toi, ni moi ou l'hallucination nostalgique

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    Rachid Koraichi (Algerian, b. 1947)
    Sans toi, ni moi ou l'hallucination nostalgique
    Signed and dated 'R. KORAICHI 1986', signed again in Arabic and titled 'sans toi, ni moi, ou l'hallucination nostalgique'; artist's stamp with the same text (on the reverse)
    ink on clay on panel
    27½ x 21¼in. (70 x 54cm.)
    Executed in 1986


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    Rachid Koraichi's work is based around calligraphic-seeming symbols, which though of indecipherable meaning are highly expressive. This work combines Arabic characters with Chinese-style ideograms, and recalls talismanic shirts and panels used historically in the Islamic world. Koraichi works in a number of different media, sometimes embroidering his symbols in gold on silk banners, and at other times inscribing them on to ceramic or cutting them out of steel, to create a new universal language.

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