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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 121

    Raeda Saadeh (Palestinian, b. 1977)

    Who Will Make Me Real?

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    Raeda Saadeh (Palestinian, b. 1977)
    Who Will Make Me Real?
    photographic colour print mounted on aluminium
    38 1/8 x 48 7/8in. (97 x 124cm.)
    Executed in 2006

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    In this self portrait the artist is swathed in newspapers, which as usual are replete with bad news.
    This work is inspired by a poem written by the Lebanese poet Nadia Tuenis, entitled Who Will make me Real?
    "Threatened, therefore living,
    Wounded, therefore being
    Fearful, therefore frightening,
    Erect, therefore a flame tress.
    Who will make me real?"

    Nadia Tuenis, Poems of Love and War, a bilingual anthology, edited by Christophe Ippolito, translated from the French by Samuel Hazo and Paul
    B. Kelley, Syracuse, 2006, p.89