Lot 26, Hussein Madi - Untitled (2005) - 20TH - 21ST CENTURY ART IN THE MIDDLE EAST | A CHARITY AUCTION FOR BEIRUT ART CENTER - Auctions

Untitled (2005)


Size: 100 x 100 cm (unframed)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Signed on the front


The artist

This artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity



Price realised €30,000

Estimate €40,000 - €50,000


Based on a profound knowledge of modernism, the art of Madi is rooted in the Orient. His compositions are articulated with geometric and dynamic shapes that remind the complexity of Arabic calligraphy. Nevertheless, even when his pieces might be undecipherable and his forms simultaneously evoke human figures and mysterious glyphs, Madi distances himself from abstraction.

Hussein Madi, born in 1938 in Chebaa, is a prominent Lebanese painter, sculptor and printmaker. He is best known for his colorful works inspired by abstract design and Islamic art. He studied painting at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut before moving to Rome in 1963 to continue his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti. He then decided to settle in Rome where he lived for twenty-two years, learning various techniques from frescoes and mosaics to bronze sculpture. Madi has had more than sixty solo exhibitions around the world including, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; British Museum, London; Ueno Museum, Tokyo; Sharjah Museum, UAE and many more. Madi showcased his work at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and was awarded the Order of the Star by the Italian government during the same year.

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