20th Century Art / Middle East

20th Century Art / Middle East

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Lot Closed

March 31, 01:23 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Dubai





stamping, metallic paint, ink and graphite on paper 

73.7 by 57.2 cm.; 29 by 22½ in.

Executed circa 1960s.  

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Ali Pilaram, the representative of the heirs of Faramarz Pilaram.

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Collection of the artist

Collection of Eric and Sheila Azari (acquired directly from the artist between 1959-1974)

Artnet Auctions, 26 April 2017, Lot 121159

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

“Though the Saqqakhana artists are referred to as a school, their stylistic diversity speaks to the true nature of the movement: a fluid outpouring of practices and ideas, rather than one that was organized or philosophically driven. For Emami, the term saqqakhana reflected this spirit: the works became their own metaphoric repository of Persian objects, ranging from the religious to the secular.

Ideologically and artistically, many of these artists were searching for a way to embrace both their cultural roots and their individual identities as international, innovative, and above all modern artists. They wanted to be perceived as cosmopolitan, current, and relevant. They were in search of an art form that would speak for the country’s masses and embody elements of Shi‘i visual culture.”

Maryam Ekhtiar and Julia Rooney, ‘Artists of the Saqqakhana Movement (1950s–60s)’, Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 2014, online.