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Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925-1965)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. MOHAMMED SAID FARSI
Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925-1965)

Two People In Space Outfits

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Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925-1965) Two People In Space Outfits signed 'Elgazzar' (lower left) oil on canvas 19 5/8 x 22in. (50 x 56cm.) Painted circa early 1960s
Literature
Sobhy Al-Sharouny, A Museum in a Book: The Farsi Art Collection "The Egyptian Works" Owned by Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi, Cairo, 1998 (illustrated in colour, p.294 and illustrated p.283 ref 25/32).
Sobhy Al-Sharouny, Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar, Cairo, 2007 (illustrated in colour, p.93).

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Probably painted around the same time as the previous lot, the present painting could hardly be more different. Most of El-Gazzar's visions of the future as seen in his Space Period are either unnerving or terrifying. In this strangely humorous work, however, his focus is not the mechanistic and impersonal but rather more intimate. Here he imagines what the two trend-conscious astronauts would wear in the Space Age, if fashion designers were to have their way with their outfits.

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