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Kadhim Haider (Iraqi, 1932-1985)
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Kadhim Haider (Iraqi, 1932-1985)

Do'a'a li al qamar raqam 17 (Prayer to the Moon no. 17)

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Kadhim Haider (Iraqi, 1932-1985)
Do'a'a li al qamar raqam 17 (Prayer to the Moon no. 17)
signed in Arabic (lower left); titled in Arabic, signed, titled and dated 'Prayer to the moon K.HAIDAR No 17 1969' (on the reverse) 
oil on canvas
30 3/8 x 22 ¾in. (77 x 57.7cm.)
Painted in 1969
Provenance
Al Omari Family Collection, Baghdad.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
J. I. Jabra, The Grass Roots of Iraqi Art, Baghdad 1983 (illustrated in colour, titled 'from the Martyr's Epic', p. 13).
D. Al-Azzawi, "Kadhim Haider: Life of the Artist...Life of the Canvas" (in Arabic), in Nsus, vol. 1, no. 1, 1994, in Modern Art Iraq Archive, item #78, accessed online (illustrated, titled 'Martyr's Epic' (in Arabic) p. 78).

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