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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 101

    Sadegh Tabrizi (Iranian, b. 1939)

    Untitled

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    Estimate

    Sadegh Tabrizi (Iranian, b. 1939)
    Untitled
    signed 'S. Tabrizi' (lower right)
    ink on parchment
    23 5/8 x 23 5/8in. (60 x 60cm.)
    Executed circa 2000


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    In this series of works which explore the forms of Persian calligraphy, Sadegh Tabrizi's use of materials recalls those of early manuscripts of the Holy Qur'an. Scribes working in Iran and the Middle East as far back as the 9th century wrote the stately kufic script in black ink on parchment to dramtic effect, glorifying the sacred Qur'anic text. The content of this series, however, is purely abstract.