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Contemporary Art / Arab & Iranian

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Reza Derakshani
B. 1952
WHITE FIG BLACK FIG SILVER FIG RUBY FIG

Left panel: signed, titled and dated 87 (A.P./A.D. 2007-2008); signed and dated 07 on the reverse
Right panel: signed with the artist's initials and dated 07; signed and dated 07 on the reverse


oil on canvas, in two parts
Each: 264 by 100cm.; 103 7/8 by 39 3/8 in. Overall: 264 by 200cm.; 103 7/8 by 78 3/4 in.
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Literature

Sussan Babaie, Ed., Reza Derakshani Selected Works from Different Series, Geneva 2010, p. 108 & p. 109 (detail of image), illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Figs

scent of a fig tree
thick in the summer air,
shadows of her beautiful hands,
like shiva,
kneading the darkness, dancing.

drops of sweet white juice
on the way back from school
in the summer heat
the desert shining like a silver sky

through the long night,
this longing for you ripens and thickens
we dive toward insanity

you pluck my chords,
and the song echoes across the universe.

each day, each night.  

the night you made a promise:
the day of reunion.
I count up the days,
every day and every night.

the shadow of a fig tree
quiets my soul.

Reza Derakshani

Contemporary Art / Arab & Iranian

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London