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Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925 - 1965)
Lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importat… Read more Lots 19 and 20 are two works from of a four-piece series created in 1959 in Rome from parts of a large painting. They show very clearly the influence of Italian abstract and futurist styles which affected El-Gazzar's work during his stay, and are amongst the earliest examples from the third stage in his career. El-Gazzar could not easily transport the large work back to Egypt and so cut it into four equal parts. Having shipped it back to Cairo he reworked each into a separate abstract composition. Each one depicts an imaginary universe where scale and clarity of form come secondary to speed and movement. Moons, planets, radar dishes and machinery appear within mesh-like like patterns resembling radio masts, beams of electromagnetic energy and the movement of celestial bodies and objects. These web-like elements prefigure those in much of El-Gazzar's work of the 1960s, making these paintings the precursor to his final and most unusual series, the World of Space. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. MOHAMMED SAID FARSI
Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925 - 1965)

Abstraction 1

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Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925 - 1965)
Abstraction 1
signed and dated 'Elgazzar 59' (lower right)
oil on board
25 3/8 x 29.1./2in. (64.5 x 75cm.)
Painted in 1959
Literature
Sobhy Al-Sharouny, Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar, Cairo, 2007 (illustrated in colour, p.89)
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