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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 105

    Reza Mafi (Iranian, 1943-1982)

    Untitled

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    Estimate

    Reza Mafi (Iranian, 1943-1982)
    Untitled
    singed and dated in Farsi (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    51 1/8 x 78¾in. (130 x 200cm.)
    Painted in 1978


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    Reza Mafi, like his close contemporary Mohammed Ehsai, was a classically trained calligrapher, who came to large-scale oil painting as a means of abstract expression using calligraphic forms. As with Ehsai, this he did in parallel to his classical calligraphic compositions.