Samia Halaby (b. 1937)
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Samia Halaby (Palestinian, b. 1937)


Samia Halaby (Palestinian, b. 1937)
signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'No 241 SAMIA A. HALABY 1960 "SILVER SECTION"' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
36 1/8 x 36in. (91.7 x 91.5cm.)
Painted in 1969
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Ayyam Gallery (ed.), Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, Damascus 2010 (illustrated in colour, p. 47).
Chicago, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Samia Halaby, 1971.
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Lot Essay

'It was at my Dexter studio [in 1968-69] that I did SILVER SECTION. The sequence began with a blue and an orange cylinder which I rendered using the proportions of the golden ratio. The first painting in the sequence was titled Golden Section. I exchanged 'golden' for 'silver' in the final painting because gray colors resulted from rendering the plaster of paris bas-relief cast or, in one case, the silver cast.'

(The artist quoted, 2013).

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