Lot 12: FARHAD MOSHIRI | For you I was a Puppet, You Gave me Breath...
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: oil, acrylic and glue on canvas
Condition: This work is in good condition. Some overall irregular cracks and craquelure to the paint across the canvas, this is inherent to the artists method, choice of medium and in line with the creative process. A 2cm canvas slacking area to the bottom left section of the painting. 2 vertical paint drips to the right section of the painting, most probably inherent to the work. Some faint handling mark to some the central edges of the painting. Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are accurate, with the overall tonality of the work being softer in the original work, more specifically the pink hues. The white background of the painting tends towards off white.
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Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2003
Dimensions: 178 by 145.2cm.; 70 1/8 by 57 1/4 in.
Literature: Dina Nasser-Khadivi, Farhad Moshiri, Milan, 2016, p.72, p.127
Medium: oil, acrylic and glue on canvas
Saleroom Notice: Please note that the correct title of this work is For you I was a Puppet, You gave me Breath.... Please also note that this work is included in the latest monograph of the artist: Dina Nasser-Khadivi, Farhad Moshiri, Milan, 2016, p.72, p.127 Please note that there may be restrictions on the import of property of Iranian origin into some or all member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council. Any buyers planning to import property of Iranian origin into any of these countries should satisfy themselves of the relevant import regime. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of such items into countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.