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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 52

    Abbas Kiarostami (Iranian, b. 1940)

    Windows through the Life

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    Abbas Kiarostami (Iranian, b. 1940)
    Windows through the Life
    signed in Farsi, editioned and dated '1/1 2007' (on the reverse)
    photographic print on canvas
    55 x 86 5/8 (140 x 220cm.)
    Executed in 2007, this work is unique


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    'You could pass by a landscape hundreds of times and then, one fine day, suddenly, be attracted and captivated by it. The landscape is still the same you passed by many times, but the light has rendered it more attractive. It is the same thing for a face. It happens that, looking in a mirror, one may find one's face more beautiful today than yesterday. I think that this has nothing to do with one's skin, with one having slept well the night before, or with one being happy inside. Of course, all that I have mentioned is undeniable, but what has made one's face more beautiful today than yesterday is only light; adequate light. One must pay attention to the light' (Abbas Kiarostami)

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