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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 109

    SIRAK MELKONIAN (IRANIAN, B. 1931)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    SIRAK MELKONIAN (IRANIAN, B. 1931)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'S.Melkonian 1976' (upper right); signed and dated again 'S.Melkonian 1976' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    53 x 98in. (134.5 x 249cm.)
    Painted in 1976


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    The subject matter of Sirak Melknonian's abstract paintings ranges from alien landscapes (see lot 111) and otherwordly objects through to exercises in light and shade. A recurrent theme is his fascination with dimensions, the compression and extension of space, but without reference to the familiar. The resulting images are both emotionally engaging, while at the same time oddly detached.