• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 95

    Rokni Haerizadeh (Iranian, b. 1978)


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    Rokni Haerizadeh (Iranian, b. 1978)
    signed and dated 'Rokni-haeri-2007' and signed, dated and titled in Farsi (lower left)
    acrylic on canvas
    79 x 116½in. (200 x 296cm.)
    Painted in 2007

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    Drawing together diverse influences- the colours of Matisse, elements of Bacon and the kitsch of Hockney- and populated with motifs and characters from Sufi literature, Iranian mythology and historical and modern Persian poetry, Rokni Haerizadeh's works address the cultural and pyschological uncertainties of present-day Iran. Although censorship and relative isolation create boundaries, the widespread use of internet, deep-rooted traditions, strong education, international travel and networks together create a hybrid culture which permeates the society of Iranian youth, so eloquently expressed in Rokni's works.

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