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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 38

    Reem Al-Faisal (Saudi, b. 1968)

    From the Series Hajj, Pilgrimage to Makkah

    Price Realised  

    Reem Al-Faisal (Saudi, b. 1968)
    From the Series Hajj, Pilgrimage to Makkah
    silver gelatin print
    31½ x 23 5/8in. (80 x 60cm.)
    Excuted in 2003, this work is number two from an edition of sixteen


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    'I like to define myself as a Muslim artist, sprung from my native Saudi culture and history. In my art I am seeking to show signs of the Divine in nature and in Man. For me, light is one of the many manifestations of God. Which He casts in our path through life to remind us of His constant presence in ourselves and in every place. Every photograph is a pattern of light and shade. For me, my photography is a way to praise God's glory in the universe.'
    (Reem Al-Faisal)

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    Exhibited

    London, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Edge of Arabia, 16 October - 13 December 2008 (illustrated p.105)