PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, LOS ANGELES
SOHRAB SEPEHRI | UNTITLED (FROM THE TREE TRUNKS SERIES)
Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 GBP
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Los Angeles
UNTITLED (FROM THE TREE TRUNKS SERIES)
signed in Farsi
oil on canvas
120.5 by 199.6cm.; 47½ by 78⅝in.
Executed circa 1970-1979.
This work is in very good condition. There are minor rubbing marks on all four corners. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
Colour: The catalogue illustration is accurate; however the overall tonality is less green/yellow and tends more towards various tones of brown in general with a hint of khaki on the trunks in the original work.
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Private Collection, Tehran
Private Collection, Los Angeles (gifted by the above to the present owner in the 1980s)
“If you’re looking for me
I am beyond nowhere […]
Beyond nowhere there is a place desire opens
like an umbrella,
breeze like thirst sinks deep into the leaves.
Bells of rain carol fresh watery tunes
about how lonely humans are here
where the shadows of tree trunks stream into
If you are looking for me,
come soft and quietly, lest you crack the glass
that cups my loneliness.”
Sohrab Sepehri, cited in: Sohrab Sepehri (Translated by Karim Ali and Mohammed Jafar Mahallati), The Oasis of Now: Selected Poems by Sohrab Sepehri, Rochester 2013.