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Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004)
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Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004)


Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004)
signed 'Abboud' (lower right); signed and dated 'ABBOUD 1976' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
51 1/8 x 76 3/8in. (130 x 194cm.)
Painted in 1976
Galerie Brigitte Schéhadé, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
C. Lemand, Shafic Abboud, Paris 2006 (titled and dated incorrectly, illustrated in colour, p. 182).
Paris, Galerie Brigitte Schéhadé, Exposition Personnelle, 1977.
Beirut, Loft 46, Pieces for a Museum Featuring: Paul Guiragossian and Shafic Abboud, 2010 (illustrated in colour, pp. 40-41).
Beirut, Beirut Exhibition Center, Rétrospective Shafic Abboud, 2012.
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This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Christine Abboud and will be included in the forthcoming Shafic Abboud Catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Christine Abboud, under no. ID263.

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Lot Essay

'Between simplification and the outpourings that are the two paths of abstract painting, Abboud offers another approach to reality that is fusion. It might be said in a rather drastic way that he does not perceive reality, but that he dives into it, wallows in it, merges with it to such an extent that when he brings it back to us filtered through his desire, it has simultaneously been dissolved and reconstituted according to harmonic laws inside which, to quote the poet, "Perfumes, colours and sounds answer each other".'

(P. Waldberg, in C. Lemand (ed.), Shafic Abboud, Paris 2006, pp. 349-350).

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