Looking back, Looking forward: Art in Middle East and North Africa <br> 29th of September - Auctions


Looking back, Looking forward: Art in Middle East and North Africa
29th of September

We are pleased to present Looking Back, Looking Forward, our second online auction devoted to modern and contemporary art of the Middle East.

Showcasing highlights from Algeria with Adballah Benanteur and Mahjoub Ben Bella, Egypt with Chant Avedissian and Iraq with a monumental triptych by Dia Azzawi, Looking Back, Looking Forward is largely focused on art from Lebanon.

Our selection features important pieces by highly renowned Lebanese modernist artists. It includes a powerful and emotional landscape by Rafic Charaf, a dreamlike café scene by Farid Aouad and a luminous Harmony by Paul Guiragossian. Connoisseurs will appreciate the exceptional Japanese paper on canvas by Nadia Saikali that was produced as a response to the Lebanese War.

Looking Back, Looking Forward outstandingly discloses rare works by major figures from the contemporary art scene. Lamia Joreige’s Variations V is extracted from an experimental phase in painting and has no equivalent in the artist’s corpus. Twenty-eight nights and a poem is a fundamental museum quality achievement by Akram Zaatari. This ensemble of photographs, as well as Fouad Elkoury’s Opera House from the Traces of War series, are in closed editions and extremely sought after by collectors.

Detail:  Shafic Abboud, Untitled.

Lots : 46

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