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


Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004)
signed and dated 'Abboud 77' (lower right)
oil on canvas
76 x 51in. (193 x 129.5cm.)
Painted in 1977
C. Lemand, Shafic Abboud, Paris 2006 (illustrated in colour, p. 131).
Beirut, Loft 46, Pieces for a Museum Featuring: Paul Guiragossian and Shafic Abboud, 2010 (illustrated in colour, p. 27).
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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. ID194.
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Please note that the correct dimensions of this painting should read 63 7/8 x 51¼in. (162 x 130cm.).

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Lot Essay

'Like all the painters whom I consort with, I am obsessed by the redefining of space, through a return to classical figuration. But it is an unusual approach: it is not a question of objective space, but of seeking a true vision. These visual preoccupations are defined by means of a relationship with the work itself. I am no longer interested in creating picture-objects, simply pleasant and agreeable. For the essential point is to place a question on my canvas, even if I don't find any answers. It makes me feel secure.'

(Shafic Abboud in an interview with L'Orient-Le Jour, 7 March 1972).

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