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Gholamhossein Nami (b. 1936)

Lot 112: Gholamhossein Nami (Iranian, b. 1936)

Christie's

April 29, 2009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Gholamhossein Nami (Iranian, b. 1936)
Desert
signed and dated 'G. H. Nami-99' (lower left); signed and dated 'Gholamhossein Nami 1999' (on the stretcher)
clay and acrylic on board
39½ x 39./12in. (100 x 100cm.)
Executed in 1999

Notes

This lot offered for sale is subject to a 5% import duty on the importation value levied at the time of collection/shipment within the UAE.

"Earth, which is the major element in the extraordinary architecture of Iran's desert areas, has fascinated me ever since I was a child. This fascination especially came from the cool morning breeze of desert areas and the smell of moist straw, passing through narrow alleyways and straw walls, would haunt the native and indigenous identity of my land.
On the other hand, long experiment with the spirit of Persian calligraphy, whose aesthetic values underscore the cultural identity of the Iranian people, intensified this fascination to use desert and abstract calligraphy as a theme in my works since 1960. Presence of calligraphy in the desert landscapes of my paintings is a remote and vague allusion to inscriptions on portals and interior architecture of desert structures. What is common both in Persian calligraphy and desert architecture of Iran is that they are both the product of thinking Iranians, and therefore, presenting originality and identity of Persian culture." (Gholamhossein Nami)

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