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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 55

    Sadegh Tabrizi (Iranian, b. 1939)

    Untitled

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    Sadegh Tabrizi (Iranian, b. 1939)
    Untitled
    signed 'S.Tabrizi 1967' (centre left)
    oil and metallic paint on canvas
    33½ x 47in. (85 x 119.5cm.)
    Painted in 1967


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    This important 1967 work by Tabrizi shares with his later paintings subject matter drawn from Persian traditional painting- riders on horseback with historical attributes, but the highly abstracted style and division of the canvas into distinct areas, recalls that on talismanic shirts and metal plates, as well as coffee house painting. It is a visual language clearly related to that of Qandriz, Zenderoudi and Pilaram, but in later years his lyrical figural style was to diverge greatly from theirs.