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Mounir Canaan Sold at Auction Prices

Collage Artist, Painter, b. 1919 - d. 1999

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    • Mounir Canaan (Egypt, 1919-1999) Untitled (Abstraction)
      Nov. 17, 2021

      Mounir Canaan (Egypt, 1919-1999) Untitled (Abstraction)

      Est: £6,000 - £10,000

      Mounir Canaan (Egypt, 1919-1999) Untitled (Abstraction) acrylic on panel, framed signed 'Canaan' and dated '66' in Arabic (lower right), executed in 1966 58 x 78cm (22 13/16 x 30 11/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • MOUNIR CANAAN | Untitled 
      Apr. 20, 2016

      MOUNIR CANAAN | Untitled 

      Est: £8,000 - £10,000

      acrylic and paper collage on board 

      Sotheby's
    • MOUNIR CANAAN | Untitled 
      Dec. 02, 2015

      MOUNIR CANAAN | Untitled 

      Est: £12,000 - £18,000

      acrylic, paper collage and aluminium sheets on board

      Sotheby's
    • Mounir Canaan (Egyptian, 1919-1999), Untitled
      Dec. 07, 2013

      Mounir Canaan (Egyptian, 1919-1999), Untitled

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Mounir Canaan (Egyptian, 1919-1999), Untitled mixed media on board, signed in upper right, inscribed on the verso "Canaan / 3.7.60 / Cairo," presented in a gilt floater frame. DOA 49.5 x 49.25 in. Daughter of Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical founder, Robert Wood Johnson, Evangeline Brewster Johnson Merrill was a prominent supporter of the arts at a very early point in her life. In 1943, she was made a Fellow in Perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; throughout her life she was a patron of several museums, including the Peabody Museum of Yale University. Her philosophy and passion for art is well defined in a letter to a family member dated January 20, 1970, in which she seeks support for The Norton Gallery, "Art, together with Science, constitutes the highest form of human evolution, and I think you will agree that their preservation and development become a most important civic responsibility of us all. Museums preserve the inspired art of the past and the challenging art of the present in order to stimulate and enlarge our culture pattern." Evangeline was particularly interested in promoting contemporary artists, encountering many throughout her travels and work with the United Nations. She had a particular interest in Middle Eastern and Continental artists, as illustrated in the collection offered here. She lived with her collection, sharing it with others while entertaining at her home. Numerous works from her collection, by such important artists as Klee and Kandinsky, are in the collections of MOMA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Estate of the Late Evangeline Brewster Johnson Merrill and by descent to the consignor Some mold bloom on the verso; scattered paint loss and flaking.

      Leland Little Auctions
    • Collage
      Apr. 30, 2008

      Collage

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      Mounir Canaan (Egyptian, 1919-1999) Collage signed, titled and dated 'Canaan 97 COLLAGE' and signed, titled and dated in Arabic (on the reverse) collage of printed material on card 37¾ x 45½in. (96 x 106cm.) Executed in 1997

      Christie's
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