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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 59

    DIA AZZAWI (IRAQI, B. 1939)

    Totem

    Price Realised  

    DIA AZZAWI (IRAQI, B. 1939)
    Totem
    signed and dated 'D Azzawi 1986'(below the head)
    acrylic on terracotta, in five elements
    67¾in. (172cm.) high
    Executed in 1986, this work is unique


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    Although known primarily as a painter, Dia Azzawi has for many years also produced sculpture, usually in limited editions. The present sculpture is highly unusual in that it is a unique piece and created especially for the prestigeous 1986 exhibition Quatre artistes arabes at the Insitute du Monde Arabe in Paris.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PARIS


    Exhibited

    Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe, Quatre artistes arabes, 1988