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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 119

    REZA DRAKSHANI (IRANIAN, B. 1952)

    The Night is Pregnant (from the Dark Mountain series)

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    REZA DRAKSHANI (IRANIAN, B. 1952)
    The Night is Pregnant (from the Dark Mountain series)
    signed and dated 'R. D. 06' (lower right); signed and dated again in Farsi ( on the reverse)
    encaustic and mixed media on canvas
    59 x 78¾in. (150 x 200cm.)
    Painted in 2004-6


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    Inspired by the long, complex history of the region, Drakhshani 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.