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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 72

    Ahmad Morshedloo (Iranian, b. 1973)

    400 Faces

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Ahmad Morshedloo (Iranian, b. 1973)
    400 Faces
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower right)
    pen on card
    35 x 47¼cm.(90 X 120cm.)
    Executed in 2007


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    Proinently featured in Saatchi's recent exhibition Unveilved: New Art from the Middle East, Ahmad Morshedloo is one of Iran's strongest realist painters. His works, featuring the oridinary people around him, explore the alienation between the residents of his native Tehran, especially that between the sexes. In this, among the most powerful of his works on paper, Morshedloo obsessively studies a mulitude of female faces. There is no uniformity- the women are from all walks of life, some conservative than others. The one thing they share in common is their blank gaze into the near distance.

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