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Raouf Rifai (Lebanese, b. 1954)

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Raouf Rifai (Lebanese, b. 1954)

Harmony

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Raouf Rifai (Lebanese, b. 1954) Harmony acrylic on canvas 74 7/8 x 169¼in. (190 x 430cm.) Painted in 2006
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Lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.

Lot Essay

"When Harmony began to see light, I was working from a rooftop in the City of Aley1. That rooftop overviewed the multi-cultural city of Beirut, which with the deep childhood memories of the Beqaa Valley mixed with the direct sunlight, constituted the basic factors which created this artwork. Harmony is a reflection of our richness, which is manifested in our cultural diversity. The factor that is holding the different elements of the artwork together, can be assimilated to an invisible adhesive, similar to the black matter. This element is the spirit of the great East, which with the force or strength coming from our diversity, makes the famous Lebanese mythology immortal and forever unified."
Raouf Rifai

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