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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 76

    Sabah Naim (Egyptian, b. 1967)

    Streets of London

    Price Realised  

    Sabah Naim (Egyptian, b. 1967)
    Streets of London
    signed in Arabic and dated'2007'(lower left)
    photographic print with pastel and gold pen
    28¾ x 42½in. (73 x 108cm.)
    Executed in 2007


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    'My art is very much about the social situation as I live surrounded by Cairo's daily life and people , I follow their feelings, their lives, their stories while In Egypt people likes to talk a lot about their works, children, economic and family problems , All these stories are the core of my work. I juxtapose photography, which realistically represents my subjects; with abstract decorative elements that try to express their feelings and that create a synonymy between their emotions and mine, so my art reflects these characteristics especially in London which had also influenced me from a formal point of view. I have found there a new sign, a linear and continuous pencil stroke that expresses the ideas of peace and silence, of quiet and not worry of many of the characters I have portrayed in this last series of London works.' (Sabah Naim)

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