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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 156

    Samia Halaby (Palestinian, b. 1936)

    Fern

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    Estimate

    Samia Halaby (Palestinian, b. 1936)
    Fern
    signed 'S.HALABY' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    66 1/8 x 84¼in. (168 X 214cm.)
    Painted in 1976 (8)


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    'Fern is based on actual measurements of a large fern leaf. The gradually decreasing distances in the painting and the natural unevenness of the graduation were copied from a fern. Each narrow cylinder in the painting is as wiode as the space between left and right stems on the main stem. This space grows gradually smaller as the pair of opposite stems near the tip.' Samia Halaby in Samia Halaby, Beirut, 2006, p.38.

    Literature

    Samia Halaby and Inea Bushnaq, Samia Halaby, Beirut, 2006 (illustrated in colour, p.38)