• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 164

    Reza Lavasani (Iranian, b. 1962)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Reza Lavasani (Iranian, b. 1962)
    Untitled
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower left)
    oil and metallic paint on canvas
    47¼ x 84in. (120 x 213.3cm.)
    Executed in 2008


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    Working in a meticulous technique, using metallic colours and with an emphasis on abstract pattern akin to manuscript illumination,but portraying turbulent subjects such as waves or fire, Reza Lavassani's work is characterized by a tension between the ordered and chaotic. His use of certain motifs from the canon of Persian minature painting (the almost Far-Eastern cloud scrolls in the background for example) give this a timeless and particularly Iranian context, here juxtaposed with the furturistic form of the horse.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED UAE COLLECTION