20th Century Art / Middle East

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 22.10.2019

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DANA AWARTANI | DODECAHEDRON WITHIN AN ICOSAHEDRON (FROM THE PLATONIC SOLID...

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, GCCDANA AWARTANIb. 1987SaudiDODECAHEDRON WITHIN AN ICOSAHEDRON (FROM THE PLATONIC SOLID DUALS SERIES) wood, copper and glass121 by 100.2 by 100.2cm.; 47⅝ by 39⅜ by 39⅜in.Executed in 2016, this work is number 3 from an edition of 3, plus 1 artist's

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ETEL ADNAN | UNTITLED

Property from an Important Private CollectionETEL ADNANb. 1925LebaneseUNTITLED signed Adnan, signed in Arabic watercolour and ink on paper laid down on board33 by 40cm.; 13 by 15¾in.Executed in the 1970s

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ETEL ADNAN | UNTITLED

Property from an Important Private CollectionETEL ADNANb. 1925LebaneseUNTITLED signed and dated Adnan '15watercolour and ink on paper laid down on board57 by 76cm.; 22½ by 30in.Executed in 2015

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ABDULRAHMAN AL SOLIMAN | SAILS

ABDULRAHMAN AL SOLIMANb. 1954SaudiSAILS signed A. Soliman and dated 2001, signed in Arabicacrylic on canvas70 by 95cm.; 27½ by 37¼in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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SEIF WANLY | UNTITLED

Property from the Private Collection of Dr. Jihad IssaSEIF WANLY1906-1979EgyptianUNTITLED signed and dated Seif '57oil on celotex59 by 72cm.; 23¼ by 28⅜in

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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WILLY ARACTINGI | UNTITLED

Property from an Important Private CollectionWILLY ARACTINGI1930 - 2003LebaneseUNTITLED signed and dated W Aractingi 7/85acrylic on canvas73 by 92cm.; 28¾by 36¼in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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SALOUA RAOUDA CHOUCAIR | RHYTHMIC COMPOSITION

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, GCCSALOUA RAOUDA CHOUCAIR1916 - 2017LebaneseRHYTHMIC COMPOSITION signed and dated Saloua Raouda 1949 on the mount gouache on paper mounted on cardboard23 by 32.5cm.; 9 by 12¾in. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ALI BANISADR | STARDUST

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, LondonALI BANISADRb. 1976IranianSTARDUST signed and dated Ali BANISADR 2011oil on linen137.6 by 182.7cm.; 54¼ by 72in

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £280,000 - £350,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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HELEN KHAL | UNTITLED

Property from an Important Private CollectionHELEN KHAL1923-2009AmericanUNTITLED signed H. Khaloil on board69 by 54cm.; 27⅛ by 21⅛in.Executed in the 1970s-1980s

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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SHAFIC ABBOUD | BLEUS ROMPUS (BROKEN BLUE), N°91

SHAFIC ABBOUD1926 - 2004LebaneseBLEUS ROMPUS (BROKEN BLUE), N°91 signed and dated Abboud '61oil on canvas60 by 92cm.; 23⅝ by 36¼in. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Mrs. Christine Abboud, Paris. This work will be included in the upcoming catalogue raisonée

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £28,000 - £35,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ROKNI HAERIZADEH | UNTITLED

ROKNI HAERIZADEHb. 1978IranianUNTITLED signed and dated Rokni-haeri 2..6, signed and dated 1385 (A.P./A.D.2006) in Farsiacrylic on canvas149 by 200cm.; 58⅝ by 78¾in.Executed in 2006

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ISMAIL FATTAH | ARTIST'S STUDIO

Property from a Distinguished Private CollectionISMAIL FATTAH1934-2004IraqiARTIST'S STUDIO signed and dated Ismael '62oil on canvas laid down on panel39.7 by 69.7cm.; 15½ by 27½in

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £28,000 - £35,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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MAHER RAIF | UNTITLED

MAHER RAIF1926 - 1999EgyptianUNTITLED gouache and pastel on paper 45 by 35cm.; 17¾ by 13¾in.Executed circa 1960s

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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MAHER RAIF | UNTITLED (THE FISHERWOMAN AND THE NET)

MAHER RAIF1926 - 1999EgyptianUNTITLED (THE FISHERWOMAN AND THE NET) (ii) signed and dated 1948 in Arabicoil on canvas, double-sided60 by 85cm.; 23½ by 33½in

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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BAHMAN MOHASSES | UNTITLED

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Los AngelesBAHMAN MOHASSES1931-2010IranianUNTITLED signed and dated B. Mohasses '66oil on canvas81.5 by 60cm.; 32 by 23½in

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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NURI IYEM | ÜÇ ELTILER (THREE SISTERS-IN-LAW)

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Virginia, USANURI IYEM1915-2005TurkishÜÇ ELTILER (THREE SISTERS-IN-LAW) signed N. İyemoil on hardboard, in artist's frame61.5 by 41.5cm.; 24¼ by 16¼in.Executed in the 1960s-1970s

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ARDESHIR MOHASSES | UNTITLED

ARDESHIR MOHASSES1938-2008UNTITLED signed Ardeshir '87collage and ink on paper80 by 35.5cm.; 31½ by 14in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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GEORGES HANNA SABBAGH | PORTRAIT DE FEMME ORIENTAL (PORTRAIT OF AN ORIENTAL...

GEORGES HANNA SABBAGH1877 - 1951EgyptianPORTRAIT DE FEMME ORIENTAL (PORTRAIT OF AN ORIENTAL WOMAN) signed and dated G. H. Sabbagh 1929oil on board52.5 by 40.5cm.; 20½ by 15⅞in

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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HASSAN HAJJAJ | UNVEILING

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, GCCHASSAN HAJJAJB. 1961MoroccanUNVEILING signed, titled, dated Hassan Hajjaj 2000 and numbered 3/10 on the backing board; signed, titled, dated and numbered in Arabic on the backing board digital C-print in walnut frame inset with kohl bottles

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £7,000 - £8,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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MAHMOUD SAID | APRÈS LA PLUIE (AFTER THE RAIN)

Property from a Prestigious Private Collection, EgyptMAHMOUD SAID1897-1964EgyptianAPRÈS LA PLUIE (AFTER THE RAIN) signed and dated M.Said; signed, titled and dated 1936 on the reverse oil on canvas 75 by 57.5cm.; 29½ by 22⅝in.This work is included in the Mahmoud Said Catalogue Raisonée, Milan 2016

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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SHAKIR HASSAN AL-SAID | CORPSE AND TWO BIRDS

Property from a Distinguished Private CollectionSHAKIR HASSAN AL-SAID1925-2004IraqiCORPSE AND TWO BIRDS signed and dated '53 in Arabic; signed and titled on the reverseoil on panel50 by 76cm.; 19¾ by 30in

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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BEHJAT SADR | UNTITLED

BEHJAT SADR1924 - 2009IranianUNTITLED signed Sadroil on hardboard75.5 by 151.5cm.; 29¾ by 59⅝in.Executed circa 1970s

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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HOSSEIN KAZEMI | UNTITLED

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Los AngelesHOSSEIN KAZEMI1924-1996IranianUNTITLED signed and dated Kazemi. H. 1958oil on canvas79 by 60cm.; 29½ by 23⅝in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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MASSOUD ARABSHAHI | UNTITLED

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Los AngelesMASSOUD ARABSHAHIB. 1935IranianUNTITLED signed and dated '45 (A.P./A.D.1966)mixed media on canvas110 by 130cm.; 43¼ by 51¼in

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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ABOLGHASSEM SAIDI | UNTITLED

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Los AngelesABOLGHASSEM SAIDIB. 1926IranianUNTITLED signed and dated Saidi '69oil on paper mounted on panel166 by 80cm.; 65½ by 31½in

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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SOHRAB SEPEHRI | UNTITLED (FROM THE TREE TRUNKS SERIES)

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Los AngelesSOHRAB SEPEHRI1928-1980IranianUNTITLED (FROM THE TREE TRUNKS SERIES) signed in Farsioil on canvas120.5 by 199.6cm.; 47½ by 78⅝in.Executed circa 1970-1979

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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REZA DERAKSHANI | SILVER FIG TREE (FROM THE FIG TREE SERIES)

REZA DERAKSHANIB. 1952IranianSILVER FIG TREE (FROM THE FIG TREE SERIES) signed and dated in Farsi; signed twice, titled and dated REZA DERAKSHANI TEHRAN 2008 on the reverseoil, mixed media and silver pigment on canvas159.5 by 179.8cm.; 62¾ by 73¼in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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MANOUCHER YEKTAI | STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS

MANOUCHER YEKTAIB. 1922AmericanSTILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS signed and dated Yektai '75pastel on paper mounted on linen106 by 128cm.; 41¾ by 50½in

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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RIMA AMYUNI | UNTITLED

Property from an Important Private CollectionRIMA AMYUNIB. 1954LebaneseUNTITLED signed and dated Rima Amyuni ‘98acrylic on canvas140 by 140cm.; 55⅛ by 55⅛in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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BIBI ZOGBÉ | UNTITLED

BIBI ZOGBÉ1890 - 1973LebaneseUNTITLED signed Bibi Zogbéoil on board44.5 by 34.6cm.; 17½ by 13⅝in.Executed circa 1950s

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019