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Auction: Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art
was auctioned on: 23 October 2019
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Dia Azzawi

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,862 - US$19,293
Price realised:  £18,812
ca. US$24,197
Lot number 18AR, Views: 29

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 collection, London Produced by John French in 1983 for a Riyadh Hotel project "In the introduction of the exhibition catalogue of a show I had in Washington D.C. that talked about the use of calligraphy in my works, the curator wrote that he could not see Arabic calligraphy in my works but rather a series of 'signs'. That statement gave me more confidence in what I was doing. By trying to produce an art that is accessible to everyone I was not only attempting to bridge the contemporary and the ancient, but also to bridge Western and Eastern art" - Dia Azzawi

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art
Date of the auction: 23 Oct 2019
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]