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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 17

    Seif Wanly (Egyptian, 1906-1979)

    The Accordionist

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Seif Wanly (Egyptian, 1906-1979)
    The Accordionist
    signed 'Seif' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    24 x 35 1/8in. (61 x 99.5cm.)
    Painted in 1959


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    Focus on individual musicians and instruments are recurrent themes in the work of Seif Wanly. In his hands they become a springboard for experiments in colour and composition. In the present painting the vivid colours and strong abstraction are a visual equivalent of the sound of the instrument.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GREECE