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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 43

    Reza Derakhshani (Iranian, b. 1952)

    Death of the Beauty

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    Reza Derakhshani (Iranian, b. 1952)
    Death of the Beauty
    signed and dated 'R.7' (on the reverse)
    encaustic and mixed media on canvas
    78¾ x 57in. (200 x 145cm.)
    Painted in 2007


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    Inspired by the long, complex history of the region, Derakhshani evokes on canvas the immense and mystical world of Persian poetry and music. His paintings have been described as visual music; colour, sound and poetry having transmuted into shadow and light. In his search for the Sublime, his paintings are haunting and with a powerful meditative quality.