20th Century Art / Middle East

20th Century Art / Middle East

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Property from the Azari Collection, Los Angeles


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Lot Details


Property from the Azari Collection, Los Angeles





signed in Farsi 

watercolour and gouache on paper

68.6 by 50.2cm. 27 by 19¾in.

framed: 101 by 71cm. 39 3/4 by 28in. 

Executed circa 1960s. 

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the heirs of the artist. 

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Transferred directly from the artist to the present owner’s parents between 1959 – 1974

“If you are 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 endlessness.

 If you are looking for me, come soft and quietly, lest you crack the glass heart

 that cups my loneliness.”

(Translated by Kazim Ali and Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Sohrab Sepehri, The Oasis of Now: Selected Poems, New York 2013, p. 40)