Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, GCC
THE STAMP (INSHALLAH)
wood and embossed rubber
95 by 95 by 120cm.; 37½ by 37½ by 47¼in.
This work is in good condition. There are rubbing marks with ensuing chips and losses all around the inner and outer rim with further rubbing marks in some places around the body. There is a small, deep scratch on centre left rim while facing the work. There is an old glue mark on the top of the handle. There are small spots of mounting marks where the wood is attached on the handle. The mounting marks are filled in and are inherent of the artist's working process. The glue is visible on the face of the stamp, again inherent of the artist's choice of medium.
The catalogue illustration is very accurate.
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Edge of Arabia, London
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2012
London, Edge of Arabia, Abdulnasser Gharem, 8 October - 8 November 2013, (another version exhibited)
Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe, 25 Ans de Créativité Arabe, 16 October 2012 - 3 February 2013, (another version exhibited)
Edward Booth-Clibborn and Stephen Stapleton, Eds., Abdulnasser Gharem, London 2011, pp. 174-175, (another version illustrated)
Exh. Cat., London, Edge of Arabia, Abdulnasser Gharem, 8 October - 8 November 2013, p. 21, (another version illustrated)