RELEASE: North African Art Makes Its Mark On Christie's Dubai Sale

Dubai

NORTH AFRICAN ART

MAKES ITS MARK ON

CHRISTIE’S DUBAI SALE 

 

Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art
Part I – Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm
Part II – Wednesday, April 17th at 7pm

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Dubai – With great contemporary art from North Africa becoming an increasing focus for international collectors, works from this region will be well represented in Christie's sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art, to be held on April 16 & 17, 2013 in Dubai. Christie’s Dubai sales are divided into two parts and works from North Africa are represented in both. The part I sale includes works from contemporary artists Driss Ouadahi and, for the first time, Latifa Echkach  and  Mohammed Melehi while in part II, pieces by Gazbia Sirry, Omar El-Nagdi, Youssef Nabil, Chant Avedissian, Zakaria Ramhani and, for the first time, a painting from celebrated Moroccan artist Najia Mehadji.

The group is highlighted by three exclusive  photographs by Lalla Essaydi, whose work is included  in some of the most prestigious institutions and private collections around the world and is much celebrated in the United States, where she is based. They will be sold to raise funds to support the publication of the artist’s upcoming monograph.

Masa Al-Kutoubi, Associate Specialist and co-head of the part II sale, said: “Following the success of the focus on contemporary North African artists at Art Dubai, we are confident that this group of works will be well received by the international collectors who come to our sales. The quality of the work we have sourced from those artists included for the first time, sits well alongside some of the more established names from this region and it is encouraging to see that the moment has arrived for the profile of these artists to be raised in this way. We hope to continue to highlight works from North Africa in our bi-annual sales in Dubai and in doing so widen the scope of art appreciation and knowledge of artistic practice in the Middle East.”

 

PART I SALE

PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARTIST'S UPCOMING MONOGRAPH

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, B. 1956)

Harem Revisited #33

chromogenic print mounted on aluminium

71 x 88in. (180.3 x 223.5cm.)

Executed in 2012, this work is number five from an edition of five

ESTIMATE: $40,000 – 60,000

 

 

PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARTIST'S UPCOMING MONOGRAPH

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, B. 1956)

Bullets Revisited #3

chromogenic print mounted on aluminium, in three parts (part shown here)

each: 60 x 48in. (152.4 x 121.9cm.)

overall: 60 x 144in. (152.4 x 365.7cm.)

Executed in 2012, this work is number ten from an edition of ten

ESTIMATE: $40,000 – 60,000

                 

PART II SALE

PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARTIST'S UPCOMING MONOGRAPH

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, B. 1956)

Dancer Triptych (#8, #10, #12)

chromogenic print mounted on aluminium, in three parts

each: 40 x 30in. (101.6 x 76.2cm.)

overall: 40 x 90in. (101.5 x 228.6cm.)

Executed in 2009, this work is number fifteen from an edition of fifteen

ESTIMATE: $30,000 – 40,000

 

 

 

PART I

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Mohammed Melehi (Moroccan, b. 1936)

Croisé A

lacquer on panel, in two parts

each: 78.1/2 x 24.1/2in. (199.5 x 62.2cm.);

overall: 78.1/2 x 49in. (199.5 x 124.4cm.)

Executed in 1984

ESTIMATE: $50,000 – 70,000

 

Driss Ouadahi (Algerian, b. 1959)

Another Way

2011/2012

oil on canvas, in two parts

each: 78.3/4 x 70.7/8in. (200 x 180cm.);%R

overall: 78.3/4 x 141.3/4in. (200 x 360cm.)

Painted in 2011-2012

ESTIMATE: $30,000 – 40,000

 

Latifa Echakhch (Moroccan, b. 1974)

Dérives 2

signed, titled and dated 'LATIFA ECHKCH DERIVES, 2, 2009' (on the overlap)

acrylic on canvas

78.3/4 x 59.1/8in. (200 x 150.2cm.)

Painted in 2009

ESTIMATE: $30,000 – 40,000

 

 

 

Najia Mehadji (Moroccan, b. 1950)

Eros et Thanatos

signed, titled, dated and numbered 'Najia Mehadji "Eros et Thanatos" no 3 2009' (on the reverse); dated '1er août 90' (on the overlap)

oil on canvas

74.7/8 x 78.3/4in. (190 x 200cm.)

Painted in 2009

ESTIMATE: $20,000 – 30,000

 

 

Khaled Hafez (Egyptian, b. 1963)

Tomb Sonata in Three Military Movements II

Paper collage, burlap and acrylic on canvas

78.3/4 x 177.1/8in. (450 x 200cm.)

Executed in 2010

ESTIMATE: $50,000 – 70,000

 

 

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Ahmed Cherkaoui (Moroccan, 1934-1967)

Untitled

Signed and dated ‘A. cherkaoui 59’ (lower right)

Gouache on paper

7.1/2 x 8.3/4in. (12 x 22.2cm.)

Executed in 1959

ESTIMATE: $15,000 – 20,000

 

Gazbia Sirry (Egyptian, b. 1925)

Untitled

oil on canvas

23.5/8 x 28.3/4in. (60 x 73cm.)

Painted in 1973

ESTIMATE: $12,000 – 18,000

 

Omar El-Nagdi (Egyptian, b. 1931)

Untitled

oil on canvas

23.1/4 x 28.1/4in. (59 x 72cm.)

Painted in 2000

ESTIMATE: $15,000 – 20,000

 

Omar El-Nagdi (Egyptian, b. 1931)

L'attente (The Waiting)

oil, gold leaf and gouache on canvas

59 x 59in. (150 x 150cm.)

Executed in 1991

ESTIMATE: $30,000 – 40,000

 

Chant Avedissian (Egyptian, b. 1951)

Googoosh

gouache and metallic paint on cardboard

19.1/2 x 26.3/4in. (48.5 x 68cm.)

Executed circa 2005

ESTIMATE: $6,000 – 8,000

 

YOUSSEF NABIL (EGYPTIAN, B. 1972)

Natasha and Cabbage, 2000

hand coloured c-print

15.3/8 x 10.1/8in. (39 x 25.7cm.)

Executed in 2000, this work is number three from an edition of ten

ESTIMATE: $6,000 – 8,000

 

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