Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art

Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street

Date of the auction: 23.10.2019

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Bibi Zogbe

Bibi Zogbe (Lebanon, 1890-1973) Achiras oil on canvas signed "BIBI ZOGBE" (lower right), further inscribed "Achiras por Bibi Zogbe" on the verso, executed circa 1960 73 x 60cm (28 3/4 x 23 5/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Beirut

Lot #: 1*

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Naseer Chaura

Naseer Chaura (Syria, 1920-1992) Untitled oil on canvas signed "N.CHAURA" in Arabic and English (lower right) and dated "1978", executed in 1978 96 x 57cm (37 13/16 x 22 7/16in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Beirut Acquired directly from the Artist's wife

Lot #: 2*

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Samia Halaby

Samia Halaby (Palestine, born 1936) Wind in the Sun on Earth in Early Winter (No.377) oil on canvas, framed signed "S A HALABY" (lower right), further signed and dated on the verso, executed in 1982 106 x 122cm (41 3/4 x 48 1/16in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Sweden

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Helen Khal

Helen Khal (Lebanon, 1923-2009) Untitled oil on paper, framed signed "H.Khal" on the verso, executed in 1974 25 x 34cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Beirut Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owner

Lot #: 4*

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan (Lebanon, born 1925) Sky Blue gouache and mixed media on paper, framed signed "Adnan" in Arabic (lower right) executed circa 1970's 21 x 26cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/4in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Lebanon

Lot #: 5*

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan (Lebanon, born 1925) I Will Realize an Endless Vision In The Orbit of Your Eyes mixed media on fabriano paper, framed signed and dated "Etel Adnan, Beirut, 1973" (centre left beneath poetry) 70 x 50cm (27 9/16 x 19 11/16in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Beirut

Lot #: 6*

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Fahr El-Nissa Zeid

Fahr El-Nissa Zeid (Turkey, 1900-1991) The Red City oil on canvas signed (lower right) and initialled on the verso, accompanied by copies of two handwritten notes from the artist dated 1957, executed circa 1957 162 x 132cm (63 3/4 x 51 15/16in). Fußnoten TWO MAJOR ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BY FAHRLENISSA

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Fahr El-Nissa Zeid

Fahr El-Nissa Zeid (Turkey, 1900-1991) Into the Void oil on canvas, framed signed in Arabic (centre right), further signed in English and Arabic (verso) and monogramed with the emblem of the Swiss Embassy in Jordan, executed circa late 1980's 100 x 70cm (39 3/8 x 27 9/16in). Fußnoten Provenance

Lot #: 9*

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Yvette Achkar

Yvette Achkar (Lebanon, born 1928) The Sands of Time (Behold! here come the Horses, Behold! Here pass the Sands of Time) oil on canvas, framed executed in 1995, titled on the verso, bearing the gallery stamp of Galerie Janine Rubeiz (verso), inventory No 1759 130 x 115cm (51 3/16 x 45 1/4in

Lot #: 10*

Estimate: £60,000 - £100,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Shafic Abboud

Shafic Abboud (Lebanon, 1926-2004) Le Tilleul (The Lime Tree) oil on canvas, framed signed, dated and titled in French "Le tilleul devient vraiment envahissant (The lime tree has become very invasive)" (bottom centre), further signed titled and dated, and inscribed "Salon des Realites Nouvelles

Lot #: 11AR

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Ahmed Ben Driss El Yacoubi

Ahmed Ben Driss El Yacoubi (Morocco, 1929-1985) Edge of the Forest oil on canvas, framed signed "Yaccoubi" lower right, executed in 1964 82 x 54cm (32 5/16 x 21 1/4in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, New York Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owner's father

Lot #: 12*

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Ahmed Ben Driss El Yacoubi

Ahmed Ben Driss El Yacoubi (Morocco, 1929-1985) Portrait in Smoke oil on canvas, framed signed "Yaccoubi" (lower left), executed in 1963 81 x 60cm (31 7/8 x 23 5/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, New York Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owner's father

Lot #: 13*

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi (Iraq, born 1939) Rajul Fi'l-Sahraa' (Man In Desert) oil on canvas, framed signed and dated (lower left and verso), executed in 1973 90 x 90cm (35 7/16 x 35 7/16in). Fußnoten A GROUP OF RARE AND IMPORTANT WORKS BY DIA AZZAWI FROM DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS; SPANNING PAINTING, WORKS

Lot #: 14* AR

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi (Iraq, born 1939) Human States mixed media on paper, framed signed and dated lower right, executed in 1975 50 x 40cm (19 11/16 x 15 3/4in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Amman Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner Exhibited: Dia Azzawi, Halat

Lot #: 15* AR

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi (Iraq, born 1939) Drawings Consecrated to Love: Waddah al-Yaman I mixed media on paper, framed signed and dated 1976, signed dated and titled "A drawing dedicated to Love (Waddah al-Yaman)" (on the verso), executed in 1976 25 x 25cm (9 13/16 x 9 13/16in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property

Lot #: 16* AR

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi (Iraq, born 1939) Drawings Consecrated to Love: Hommage to Waddah al-Yaman II mixed media on paper, framed signed and dated (lower right), executed in 1976 26 x 22cm (10 1/4 x 8 11/16in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Amman Acquired directly from the artist by

Lot #: 17* AR

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi (Iraq, born 1939) Hommage to Baghdad textile executed in 1983, signed "Azzawi" lower right, labelled "John French Fine Rugs and Wall-hangings" (verso), accompanied by a hand signed label from the Artist 150 x 300cm (59 1/16 x 118 1/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private

Lot #: 18AR

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Dia Azzawi

Dia Azzawi (Iraq, born 1939) Arabic Letters bronze signed with the artists monogram, numbered II/IV and dated 2008 on the rear of the base 30 x 32cm (11 13/16 x 12 5/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Paris

Lot #: 19AR

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Nasser Assar

Nasser Assar (Iran, 1928-2011) Abstract Composition oil on canvas, framed signed "N.ASSAR" and dated "63", executed 1963 100 x 81cm (39 3/8 x 31 7/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, UK Acquired from the Artist's brother-in-law, Nicholas Guppy, by the present owner in the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Sohrab Sepehri

Sohrab Sepehri (Iran, 1928-1980) Trees oil on canvas, framed signed (lower right), affixed with the label of Bourges Gallery on the verso inscribed "Sohrab Sepehri, Tree Series" executed circa 1960's 100 x 100cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8in). Fußnoten A HIGHLY IMPORTANT EARLY PAINTING FROM SOHRAB SEPEHRI'S

Lot #: 22*

Estimate: £75,000 - £100,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Manoucher Yektai

Manoucher Yektai (Iran, born 1922) Still Life In Frame oil on canvas, framed signed and dated 'Yektai 56' (lower right), executed in 1956 177 x 126cm (69 11/16 x 49 5/8in). Fußnoten A MONUMENTAL PAINTING OF A STILL LIFE BY MANOUCHER YEKTAI FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER

Lot #: 23*

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Marcos Grigorian

Marcos Grigorian (Iran, 1925-2007) Seated Woman oil on cardboard laid down on canvas, framed signed (top right) 100 x 75cm (39 3/8 x 29 1/2in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a student of the artist, London

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Marcos Grigorian

Marcos Grigorian (Iran, 1925-2007) Earthwork soil, resin and mixed media on canvas signed and dated on the verso, executed in 1980 72 x 72cm (28 3/8 x 28 3/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Los Angeles Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, New York

Lot #: 25*

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Massoud Arabshahi

Massoud Arabshahi (Iran, 1935-2019) Sacred Geometry mixed media on canvas, framed executed in 1982 150 x 130cm (59 1/16 x 51 3/16in). Fußnoten "Ten Powers, and nine spheres, eight heavens made He, And planets seven, of six sides, as we see, Five senses, and four elements, three souls, Two worlds

Lot #: 26*

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Charles Hossein Zenderoudi

Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iran, born 1937) TCHE+PANGOM oil, acrylic and pigment on canvas executed in 1973, signed titled and dated on verso 118 x 99cm (46 7/16 x 39in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Paris Notes: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Mohammad Ehsai

Mohammad Ehsai (Iran, born 1939) Zekre Allah oil on canvas in four parts, framed each panel signed, executed circa early 2000's 200 x 200cm (78 3/4 x 78 3/4in).each panel: 100 x 100cm Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Dubai

Lot #: 28* TP

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Monir Farmanfarmaian

Monir Farmanfarmaian (Iran, 1924-2019) Stars mirror, reverse glass painting and plaster on wood, framed signed "Monir.Sh-Farmanfarmaian Tehran" and dated "November 2005" in English and Farsi (on the reverse), executed in 2005 90 x 50cm (35 7/16 x 19 11/16in). Fußnoten "Awake! for Morning in the Bowl

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Leyly Matine-Daftary

Leyly Matine-Daftary (Iran, 1937-2007) Haft-Sin oil on canvas, framed signed and dated 94 bottom centre, executed in 1994 115 x 145cm (45 1/4 x 57 1/16in). Fußnoten "Abstraction was a goal and figuration the means of achieving that goal" - Leyly-Matine Daftary Provenance: Property from a private

Lot #: 30*

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Mehdi Vishkai

Mehdi Vishkai (Iran, 1920-2006) Portrait of Pari oil on canvas signed "Vishkayi" and dated in Farsi and English, executed in 1971 120 x 100cm (47 1/4 x 39 3/8in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, UK Acquired directly by the sitter in Tehran, 1971

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £14,000 - £18,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019

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Louay Kayyali

Louay Kayyali (Syria, 1934-1978) A Boy with a tray of Apples oil on canvas executed in 1975 94 x 75cm (37 x 29 1/2in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, London Acquired directly by the above from Hadba Qabbani

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 23 Oct 2019