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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 24

    Dia Azzawi (Iraqi, b. 1939)

    From Mesopotamia

    Price Realised  


    Dia Azzawi (Iraqi, b. 1939)
    From Mesopotamia
    with artist stamp and Barthelemy Art Foundry stamp, numbered and dated '8/8 2008' (on the reverse)
    24½in. high x 20½in. wide x 6¼in. deep (62cm. high x 52cm. wide x 16cm. deep)
    Sculpted in 1979 and cast in 2008 this is number eight from an edition of eight and four artist proofs

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    Azzawi studied art and archeology at the Faculty of Arts at Baghdad University. He began to combine techniques of contemporary painting with motifs drawn from the Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian heritage of Iraq, and with geometric patterning drawn and arabesque from the contemporary tribal culture of the desert. From the 1970s he also began to produce sculpture with the same themes.