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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, CAIRO

Hamed Nada
EGYPTIAN
UNTITLED (FISHING BOATS)
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56

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, CAIRO

Hamed Nada
EGYPTIAN
UNTITLED (FISHING BOATS)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Art / Middle East

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Hamed Nada
1924 - 1990
EGYPTIAN
UNTITLED (FISHING BOATS)
signed in Arabic and dated 1984
oil on canvas laid on wood 
86 by 66cm.; 33 7/8 by 26in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's mother in 1984-1985
Thence by descent 

Catalogue Note

Nada was an integral member of the Contemporary Art Group (Jama`at al-Fann al-Mu`asir), which actively exhibited in Cairo from 1946 through to 1951. The movement explored issues of Social Realism and Surrealism. Hamed Nada infamously said, 'Any work of art that does not have surrealist elements is no work of art. In other words, no matter what colour or direction spontaneous expression takes, a work of art can’t be devoid of the artist’s subjectivity if it is true art'.”

The artist cited in: Watani Newspaper, 1 November 1959.

20th Century Art / Middle East

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