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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 116

    Fadi Yazigi (Syrian, b. 1966)

    King Che

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    Fadi Yazigi (Syrian, b. 1966)
    King Che
    signed 'FADI YAZAGI' (lower left)
    35½in. (90cm.) high
    Executed in 2008, this work is number one from an edition of eight

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    Che Guevara (Che), the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, was politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader. After his death, his stylized image became a ubiquitous countercultural symbol worldwide.
    Fadi Yazigi is a great admirer of Chs many aspects, but especially of how he had managed to preserve his sense of innocence and commitment to a dream. King Che represents the grown-up man, who yet preserves his childlike innocence. Yazigi, also a dreamer, presents Che as happy and looking up at the sun, an eternal smile cast in bronze.

    Saleroom Notice

    This lot was sourced in the UAE and if bought by a UAE resident is duty exempt.