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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

Nasser Assar
IRANIAN
UNTITLED 
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

Nasser Assar
IRANIAN
UNTITLED 
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Art / Middle East

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Nasser Assar
B. 1928
IRANIAN
UNTITLED 
signed N. Assar '79
watercolour and ink on paper laid on canvas 
104.5 by 76.2cm.; 41 3/8 by 30in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in the early 1980s

Catalogue Note

Q: "Can we say Nasser that you are a landscape artist? In your paintings we do not see any distribution of light neither a theater of shadows. Neither a story is told, nor a reference to the world. However, the word 'Landscape' seems appropriate? 

A: In the adventure of the arts in the West, the function of landscapes had a varied development and took different directions before becoming an independent subject. It is certain that in my paintings, all elements represented, depict nature. But is the aim to represent a landscape, like Claude de Lorrain used to? Certainly not. At a certain period, people associated my painting to Caspar David Friedrich's ones. [...] It is very simple: I want to note, represent, basically paint in the simplest manner what i see - this means not only the appearance of things but what transpires immediately and its simplicity."

Nasser Assar quoted in an interview between Nasser Assar and Jerome Thelot in: Yves Bonnefoy, Philippe Jaccottet, Roger Munier, Jean-Paul Avice, Nasser Assar, Paris 2016, pp. 94 - 96. 

20th Century Art / Middle East

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London