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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)


Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
signed, titled and dated in English and Farsi 'Farhad Moshiri 2005 "8N619VT"' (on the reverse)
oil, tempera, gold leaf and glue on canvas
76 x 105in. (193.2 x 266.7cm.)
Executed in 2005
Property from a private collection, UAE.
Anon. sale, Christie’s Dubai, 23 October 2012, lot 13.
Private collector.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
D. Nasser-Khadivi (ed.), Farhad Moshiri, Milan 2016 (illustrated in colour, pp. 86-87).
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Lot Essay

‘My mission in life was always to escape reality, and art was going to be my ticket. When I sense my work looks too serious, I feel I can’t breathe and have to poke a few holes in the canvas to let the hot air out’ (D. Nasser-Khadivi & F. Rahim Ismail, Farhad Moshiri, Milan, 2016, Vol. I, p. 52).

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