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Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Art / Middle East

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Charles Hossein Zenderoudi
B. 1937
IRANIAN
EINAK AZAD ASST 
signed Zenderoudi 
pen, pigments and mixed media on paper laid on canvas 
165 by 100cm.; 65 by 39 7/8 in.
Executed in 1963. 
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Charles Hossein Zenderoudi archives and will be included in the forthcoming Charles Hossein Zenderoudi Catalogue Raisonné.

Provenance

Collection of the Artist, Paris 
Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner
Sale: Christie's, Dubai, International Modern and Contemporary Art, 30 October 2008, lot 51
Private Collection, Cyprus (acquired directly from the above by the present owner)

Catalogue Note

Charles Hossein Zenderoudi is among the most acclaimed and sought-after artists of his time; his work can be found in some of the most outstanding museum and private collections in the world, including the British Museum, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and Centre Pompidou in Paris. Deemed one of the most influential modern masters, his expansive and hypnotic oeuvre seeks to “achieve a harmony between the person who created it and the spectator.” Like a seductive dance, Zenderoudi’s canvases cause one to move his or her eye--- back and forth, right and left, up and down in insatiable delight.

In 1961, Zenderoudi moved to Paris where Einak Azad Asst was most probably created. Whilst in the capital, he indulged himself in the vibrant cultural and artistic life of the city. During those times, Zenderoudi met artists such as Lucio Fontana, Eugene Ionesco, and Alberto Giacometti, but one of the most fascinating to Zenderoudi was the ground-breaking work of Jean Dubuffet.

Among the most renowned artist in Europe and America in the 1960s, Zenderoudi's style is truly a cerebral spectacle. Taking from the audacious colour palette, this 1963 masterpiece draws from the fundamentals of the visual vocabulary that Zenderoudi explored and developed throughout his oeuvre. The present lot also features aspects of Zenderoudi’s recurring philosophical thematics, namely his personal interest in cosmology to which Zenderoudi pays hommage to in a mathematical and poetic way.

20th Century Art / Middle East

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London