View full screen - View 1 of Lot 564. BAHRAM HAJOU | DEI ZWEI [THE TWO].





b. 1952


signed and dated '98; titled and dated 1998/1993 on the reverse

mixed media on canvas

55⅜ by 47 in. (140.7 by 119.4 cm.)

This work is in very good condition overall. There are a few stable hairline cracks to the knee in the upper left quadrant, visible upon close inspection. There are a few pinpoint losses to the pigment to the black passages in the upper left corner, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.

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Naima Najd Collection

Private Collection, New York

Bochum, Kunsthaus Pinx, 1994

New York, Galerie Artopia, 1995

"It's the worldview of a humanity that is fragile, disoriented and tormented that is translated by the painting of Bahram Hajou, a Syrian artist of Kurdish descent living in Germany. The worldview of a humanity prey to its own demons, and at the same time free from the forces that it does not control, and which renders it vulnerable at every moment. It's the worldview of a threatened humanity."

("Bahram Hajou: L'humanité en miroir, Miroir de l'art, no. 80, p. 18)