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Who is Farhad Moshiri?
Farhad Moshiri (born 1963 in Shiraz) is an Iranian artist currently based in Tehran. His art work is rooted in Pop art dialect with a subtle, subversive socio-political commentary.

Moshiri studied fine arts at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, in the 1980s, where he first started experimenting with installations, video art and painting. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1984, before moving back to Tehran in 1991. He subsequently became well known for his ironic interpretations of hybrids between traditional Iranian forms and those of the consumerist and globalized popular culture widespread in his country.

In the early 2000s, Moshiri was most readily associated with his paintings of jars, which are decorated with traditional Iranian sayings and poetic verse, written in Persian calligraphy. These monumental containers have been described as receptacles of life, memory and desire, and reflect his fascination with archaeology.

His painted jars, which form a trademark of his production, look like three-dimensional objects, bursting with popular foods, drinks and desserts, with popular scripts elegantly written on their body. Other significant works include Stereo Surround Sofa (2004), Silver Portrait on Red (2004), Diamond Brain (2004-5) and A Dream in Tehran (2007).

Moshiri is also interested in the repetition of numbers and letters in scripts for their intrinsic beauty as opposed to any literal meaning or sense they might hold

In Kennedy’s Salt and Pepper Shaker, from 2005, he presents the instantly recognizable Kennedy couple in the form of salt and pepper shakers.

His work is held in several public collections, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, the Farjam Collection, Dubai, and the British Museum, London.[4]

He is represented by The Third Line gallery in Dubai, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong,[7] Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels, and Thaddeus Ropac in Salzburg and London.
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Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963) Without You Life has No Colour (Bedoone to zendegi birang shode)

Lot 47: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963) Without You Life has No Colour (Bedoone to zendegi birang shode)

Auction Date: Jun 02, 2021

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963)
Without You Life has No Colour ( Bedoone to zendegi birang shode)
mixed media on canvas
executed in 2004, signed, dated and titled on the underside of the stretcher
160 x 120cm (63 x 47 1/4in).
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Lot 4: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Auction Date: Nov 24, 2020

Estimate: £0 - £120,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
The Looker
signed and dated in Farsi; signed, titled and dated ‘THE LOOKER Farhad Moshiri 2017’ (on the reverse)
embroidered beads on canvas
48 x 63 3/4 in. (122 x 162 cm.)
Executed in 2017
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Lot 3: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Auction Date: Nov 24, 2020

Estimate: £0 - £120,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Tranquility
wall based installation with knives
19 2/3 x 98 3/8 in. (50 x 250cm.)
Executed in 2017
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Lot 11: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Auction Date: Nov 24, 2020

Estimate: £0 - £50,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Baby
keychains
52 3/4 x 65 3/8 in. (134 x 166 cm.)
Executed in 2020
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Lot 18: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Auction Date: Nov 24, 2020

Estimate: £220,000 - £280,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Once Upon a Time
acrylic, embroidery, plastic pearls, crystals,
glitter and glaze on canvas, mounted on board
78 3/4 x 102 3/8 in. (200 x 260cm.)
Executed i
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Lot 30: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963),

Auction Date: Nov 24, 2020

Estimate: £75,000 - £95,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
5V4G
signed, titled and dated ‘Farhad Moshiri 2008 5V4G’ and signed, titled and dated in Farsi (on the reverse)
oil and acrylic on canvas
59 x 70 ?in. (150 x 180cm.)
Executed in 2008
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963) Gold Leaf Bowl with Green Hue

Lot 73: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963) Gold Leaf Bowl with Green Hue

Auction Date: Jun 11, 2020

Estimate: £50,000 - £100,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963)
Gold Leaf Bowl with Green Hue
acrylic and oil on canvas
signed 'Farhad Moshiri' and dated '2005' in Farsi and English on the verso, executed in 2005
150 x 150cm (59 1/16 x 59 1/16in).
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963) Red Jard on Destroyed White

Lot 96: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963) Red Jard on Destroyed White

Auction Date: Jun 11, 2020

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963)
Red Jard on Destroyed White
oil and acrylic on canvas
executed in 2018
95 x 95cm (37 3/8 x 37 3/8in).
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Location: London, LDN, UK

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Farhad Moshiri (né en 1963) We the Roses perles brodées à la main, fils, strass, sequins, papillons en plastique et couteaux sur toile 212 x 212 cm.

Lot 296: Farhad Moshiri (né en 1963) We the Roses perles brodées à la main, fils, strass, sequins, papillons en plastique et couteaux sur toile 212 x 212 cm.

Auction Date: Dec 04, 2019

Estimate: €30,000 - €50,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (né en 1963)
We the Roses
signé, titré et daté '"WE THE ROSES" Farhad Moshiri 2012' (au dos)
perles brodées à la main, fils, strass, sequins, papillons en plastique et couteaux sur toile
212 x 212 cm.
Réalisé en 2012.

signed, titled and dated '"WE THE ROSES" Farhad Moshiri 2012' (on the reverse)
hand embroidered beads, threads, rhinestones, sequins, plastic butterflies and knives on canvas
83 ½ x 83 ½ in.
Executed in 2012.
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Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - 1597YTA (from the Numbers series)

Lot 20: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - 1597YTA (from the Numbers series)

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2019

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
1597YTA (from the Numbers series)
acrylic, oil and glue on canvas
43 1/3 x 70 7/8 (110 x 180cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - 8N619VT

Lot 21: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - 8N619VT

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2019

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
8N619VT
oil, tempera, gold leaf and glue on canvas
76 x 105in. (193.2 x 266.7cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Ma’arifa (Knowledge)

Lot 77: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Ma’arifa (Knowledge)

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2019

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Ma’arifa (Knowledge)
acrylic on canvas
43 1/3 x 70 7/8 (110 x 180cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Golden Allah

Lot 79: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Golden Allah

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2019

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Golden Allah
acrylic, crystals and gold leaf on canvas laid down on panel
45 2/3 x 45 2/3 in. (116 x 116cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Eshgh (Love)

Lot 78: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Eshgh (Love)

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2019

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Eshgh (Love)
oil, tempera and glue on canvas
106 1/2 x 71in. (270.6 x 180.5cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | You are my white dream, My love and my hope

Lot 65: FARHAD MOSHIRI | You are my white dream, My love and my hope

Auction Date: Apr 30, 2019

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Description: oil and glue on canvas...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Golden Jar

Lot 66: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Golden Jar

Auction Date: Mar 23, 2019

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Golden Jar
signed, titled and inscribed indescribably ‘Farhad Moshiri “Golden Jar”’ (on the reverse)
acrylic and oil on canvas
98 3/8 x 72in. (250 x 183cm.)
Painted in 2003

B21 Gallery, Dubai.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Brain

Lot 67: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - Brain

Auction Date: Mar 23, 2019

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Brain
embroidery on velvet
40 1/2 x 36 2/3 in. (103 x 93 cm.)
Executed in 2005

Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York.
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - You Left All Alone But Your Love Remained

Lot 65: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) - You Left All Alone But Your Love Remained

Auction Date: Mar 23, 2019

Estimate: $130,000 - $180,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
You Left All Alone But Your Love Remained
signed, dated, titled and inscribed ‘“YOU LEFT, ALL ALONE, BUT YOUR LOVE REMAINED” Farhad Moshiri 2005’; signed, dated, titled and inscribed in Farsi (on the reverse)
oil, acrylic, tempera and glue on canvas
57 3/8 x 44in. (146 x 112cm.)
Executed in 2005

Private collection, Los Angeles.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | Johnny 3D

Lot 273: FARHAD MOSHIRI | Johnny 3D

Auction Date: Mar 06, 2019

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Description: embroidery and acrylic on canvas...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) -4159

Lot 58: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) -4159

Auction Date: Oct 24, 2018

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
4159
acrylic and oil on canvas
64 1/8 x 64 1/3 in. (163 x 163.5cm.)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI - FM-003-O(K)

Lot 252: FARHAD MOSHIRI - FM-003-O(K)

Auction Date: Oct 04, 2018

Estimate: £90,000 - £130,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI - FM-003-O(K)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Phillips

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) I Am Full of a New Love oil and acrylic o

Lot 49: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) I Am Full of a New Love oil and acrylic o

Auction Date: Oct 25, 2017

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) I Am Full of a New Love oil and acrylic on canvas 47 1/8 x 43 3/8 in. (120 x 110 cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963 Floating Bowl oil on canvas 59 x 74¾ in. (

Lot 50: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963 Floating Bowl oil on canvas 59 x 74¾ in. (

Auction Date: Oct 25, 2017

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963 Floating Bowl oil on canvas 59 x 74¾ in. (150 x 190 cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | Untitled (From the Jar Series) 

Lot 36: FARHAD MOSHIRI | Untitled (From the Jar Series) 

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2017

Estimate: £65,000 - £80,000

Description: mixed media on canvas...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | VN

Lot 29: FARHAD MOSHIRI | VN

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2017

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Description: oil, acrylic and glue on canvas...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | Headaches for Everyone

Lot 207: FARHAD MOSHIRI | Headaches for Everyone

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2017

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Description: embroidery and acrylic on canvas laid down on panel...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, BORN 1963) Johnny 3D, 2009 embroidery and acrylic on canvas

Lot 29: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, BORN 1963) Johnny 3D, 2009 embroidery and acrylic on canvas

Auction Date: Sep 17, 2017

Estimate: AUD105,000 - AUD158,000

Description:

FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, BORN 1963)

Johnny 3D, 2009

embroidery and acrylic on canvas
160 x 136 cm

PROVENANCE
Gallery Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, 2009

EXHIBITED
Farhad Moshiri, Silly You, Silly Me, Perrotin, Paris, 22 October â?? 23 December 2009

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Location: Armadale, VIC, AU

Auction House: Mossgreen Auctions

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (NÉ EN 1963) B acrylique et colle sur toile 180 x 243 cm.

Lot 127: FARHAD MOSHIRI (NÉ EN 1963) B acrylique et colle sur toile 180 x 243 cm.

Auction Date: Jun 08, 2017

Estimate: €100,000 - €150,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI (NÉ EN 1963) B acrylique et colle sur toile 180 x 243 cm. (70 7/8 x 95 5/8 in.)...

Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRAN, BORN 1963) 842L1 oil on canvas signed Farhad

Lot 46: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRAN, BORN 1963) 842L1 oil on canvas signed Farhad

Auction Date: Apr 26, 2017

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRAN, BORN 1963) 842L1 oil on canvas signed Farhad Moshiri, titled 842L1 and dated 2006 in Farsi on the verso, executed in 2006 185 x 174cm (72 13/16 x 68 1/2in)....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) BLUE BOWL ON WHITE signed and dated in Fa

Lot 8: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) BLUE BOWL ON WHITE signed and dated in Fa

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2017

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) BLUE BOWL ON WHITE signed and dated in Farsi, signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘Farhad Moshiri 2005, BLUE BOWL ON WHITE’ (on the reverse) oil, acrylic, tempera and glue on canvas 78 3/4 x 69in. (200 x 175cm.) Painted in 2005...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) KITTEN (from the Flufy Friends series) si

Lot 125: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) KITTEN (from the Flufy Friends series) si

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2017

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) KITTEN (from the Flufy Friends series) signed and dated in Farsi; signed, titled and dated ‘Farhad Moshiri 2009 KITTEN’ (on the reverse) acrylic, glitter and resin on canvas 78 3/4 x 67¿in.(200 x 170.5cm.) Executed in 2009...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) 3N8R09 signed and dated in Farsi; signed,

Lot 94: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) 3N8R09 signed and dated in Farsi; signed,

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2017

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRANIAN, B. 1963) 3N8R09 signed and dated in Farsi; signed, titled and dated ‘3N8R09 Farhad Moshiri 2006’ (on the reverse) oil and metallic paint on canvas 62 7/8 x 61 1/2 in. (159.5 x 156.2cm.) Painted in 2006...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | For you I was a Puppet, You Gave me Breath...

Lot 12: FARHAD MOSHIRI | For you I was a Puppet, You Gave me Breath...

Auction Date: Oct 20, 2016

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000

Description: oil, acrylic and glue on canvas ...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Untitled light green jar on white

Lot 82: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Untitled light green jar on white

Auction Date: Oct 18, 2016

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Untitled light green jar on white
acrylic, oil and glaze on canvas
65 x 55 1/8in. (165 x 140cm.)
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Fire Bowl

Lot 83: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Fire Bowl

Auction Date: Oct 18, 2016

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
Fire Bowl
oil on canvas
59 3/8 x 59 ¼in. (150.9 x 150.4cm.)
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) 2 Flamingos

Lot 84: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) 2 Flamingos

Auction Date: Oct 18, 2016

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
2 Flamingos
acrylic, glitter and glaze on canvas laid down on panel
74 5/8 x 58 ½in. (189.5 x 148.5cm.)
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) B

Lot 81: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) B

Auction Date: Oct 18, 2016

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)
B
acrylic, oil and glaze on canvas
41 ¾ x 75 5/8in. (106 x 192cm.)
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Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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* FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRAN, BORN 1963) Untitled (From the Calligraphy Series) acrylic on canvas, framed

Lot 50: * FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRAN, BORN 1963) Untitled (From the Calligraphy Series) acrylic on canvas, framed

Auction Date: Oct 12, 2016

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Description: * FARHAD MOSHIRI (IRAN, BORN 1963) Untitled (From the Calligraphy Series) acrylic on canvas, framed signed, and dated “2003” on the verso, executed in 2003 130 x 118cm (51 3/16 x 46 7/16in)....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | HAP - 5

Lot 85: FARHAD MOSHIRI | HAP - 5

Auction Date: Sep 20, 2016

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Description: acrylic on canvas...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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* W FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) We The Roses

Lot 125: * W FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) We The Roses

Auction Date: Apr 27, 2016

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963)
We The Roses
hand embroidered beads, sequins and knives on canvas
executed in 2012
212 x 212cm (83 7/16 x 83 7/16in).
FOOTNOTES
'As an artist using candy I can't always make candy ideas. Sometimes I even push myself, intentionally, to create an interesting contrast... a collision of pleasurable materials and something a little darker...'
- Farhad Moshiri in conversation with Nima Sagharchi

Exhibited:
Hong Kong, Galerie Perrotin, Farhad Moshiri: Fire of Joy, 2012

Published:
Galerie Perrotin, Exhibition Catalog: Farhad Moshiri: Fire of Joy, 2012

Over the past decade, Iranian-born artist Farhad Moshiri has developed his practice to combine Western and Middle Eastern formal styles, imagery and themes in creating some of the most iconic Pop art of recent times. His works seduce the viewer with their calculatedly-seductive themes and knowingly brash and flashy visual metaphors.

Yet, slice through the dense whorls and swirls of candy-colours, diamante motifs, fizzling textures and cheery celebrations of indulgence and decadence and Moshiri's deeper concerns become apparent. In his art, he subtly decries consumer culture, the garish absurdity of mindless decadence and the cheaply unctuous tawdriness of contemporary luxury as Eastern and Western cultures and signifiers collide in sparkling juxtaposition.

Pop art, Persian symbolism, American TV mythology, garish colours coalesce into create a deceptively dark, ironic commentary about contemporary society's need to lose itself in an artificially-sweetened morass of self-deception. Moshiri says that his work is often misunderstood and consumed as superficially as the subjects he is setting out to critique, the edge to his satire and wit almost overwhelmed by the intense sugar-rush of his compositions.

"We The Roses" emerges from a particularly fecund period in the artist's career, moving away from his early preoccupation with medieval Persian "jar" compositions, Moshiri wholeheartedly embraced a unique blend of kitsch and satire characteristic of much of his latter artistic output. Innovative and tactile use of media are prevalent in Moshiri's work: embroidery, cake making equipment, crystals and in the present work knives all embellish Moshiri's work augmenting the flamboyant aesthetic that the artist is aiming to achieve.

Moshiri's use of knives in his compositions to spell out various phrases and lyrics sampled from contemporary pop culture is a particularly visceral visual tool; ultimately rooted in the domestic setting, Moshiri's knives are common, familiar utensils, and serve as a powerful symbol of the sinister undercurrents that subvert "domestic bliss".

The present piece is particularly noteworthy as it presents an amalgamation of mediums which Moshiri does not regularly combine; in this case the concoction of embroidery, glitter and knives. Even more significant is the presence of Moshiri's signature "inner child" or child-like self-portrait in the composition which whilst providing a sense of youthful wonder, also sees its innocence challenged by the overall violence of the composition.

Commenting on the prevalence of childlike portraiture in his works, Moshiri notes that "these images are self-portraits, I see myself in them, I see myself doing things that were ridiculous, especially as a child. These kind of awkward, childish activities are essentially self-portraits. In some ways all my works are self-portraits and I would go so far as to say that most works that artists do are self-portraits".
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) 6 O'clock News

Lot 163: FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) 6 O'clock News

Auction Date: Apr 27, 2016

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iran, born 1963)
6 O'clock News
acrylic, embroidery and sequins on canvas
dated, signed and titled on the verso, executed in 2005
82 x 65cm (32 5/16 x 25 9/16in).
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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Scream'n Demons

Lot 105: Scream'n Demons

Auction Date: Oct 20, 2015

Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Scream'n Demons signed and dated in Farsi, signed, titled and dated 'Farhad Moshiri 2008 "SCREAM'N DEMONS"' (on the reverse of the left panel) oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas left and right panels, each: 78¾ x 39 3/8in. (200 x 100cm.); central panel: 78¾ x 78¾in. (200 x 200cm.); overall: 78¾ x 157½in. (200 x 400cm.) Executed in 2008...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Sweet Dreams

Lot 105: Sweet Dreams

Auction Date: Oct 20, 2015

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Sweet Dreams signed, dated and titled 'Farhad Moshiri 2007 Sweet dreams' (on the reverse) oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas mounted on board 45 5/8 x 45 5/8in. (116 x 116cm.) Executed in 2007...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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I will have no more wishes if you come back to ME

Lot 112: I will have no more wishes if you come back to ME

Auction Date: Oct 20, 2015

Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) I will have no more wishes if you come back to ME signed, titled and dated in Farsi, signed, titled and dated '"I will have no more wishes if you come back to ME." Farhad Moshiri 2003' (on the reverse) oil, acrylic and glue on canvas 71 1/8 x 52½in. (180.8 x. 133.6cm.) Painted in 2003...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | I Got Sunshine

Lot 14: FARHAD MOSHIRI | I Got Sunshine

Auction Date: Apr 21, 2015

Estimate: $120,000 - $180,000

Description: steel and wooden knives on canvas...

Location: Doha , QA

Auction House: Sotheby's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI | Untitled

Lot 26: FARHAD MOSHIRI | Untitled

Auction Date: Apr 21, 2015

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Description: acrylic on canvas...

Location: Doha , QA

Auction House: Sotheby's

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FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) Computer Room

Lot 109: FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) Computer Room

Auction Date: Apr 20, 2015

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Description: FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) Computer Room...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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*FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) ? (Alef)

Lot 76: *FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) ? (Alef)

Auction Date: Apr 20, 2015

Estimate: £0 - £0

Description: *FARHAD MOSHIRI (Iran, born 1963) ? (Alef)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Untitled tar, wood-glue, oil and automobi

Lot 134: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Untitled tar, wood-glue, oil and automobi

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2015

Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Untitled tar, wood-glue, oil and automobile paint on canvas 94¾ x 72 5/8in. (240.5 x 184.5cm.)...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Censored Model in Swimsuit acrylic and be

Lot 136: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Censored Model in Swimsuit acrylic and be

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2015

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963) Censored Model in Swimsuit acrylic and beads on canvas 31½ x 31½in. (80 x 80cm.)...

Location: Dubai, AE

Auction House: Christie's

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