Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Arezou Nik-Ahd


Lot Closed

July 26, 06:22 PM GMT


12,000 - 18,000 USD

Lot Details


Arezou Nik-Ahd


signed; lower right


Oil on canvas

Canvas: 23 1/2 by 31 1/4 in. (59.6 by 79.3 cm.)

Framed: 26 by 38 7/8 in. (66 x 98.7 cm.)

From the artist, with Art Renewal Center 2021

Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021, Illustrated p. 188

Arezou Nikahd was born in 1979, in Tehran, Iran, in the midst of the Iranian revolution. Her childhood was filled with a wide range of tragic stories, hypocrisy, fugitives, violence, contradiction, fear, and the loss of many innocent lives. In spite of these extremely dark and emotional times, Arezou Nikahd also witnessed and experienced the good with the bad; effort, sacrifices, love, and above of all, hope, which she learned from her parents, especially her mother who “has always supported me even with all the gender inequality that all women experience in my country. She constantly helps me to find my way and follow my dream.” In 1997 she started to study painting at the Art University in Tehran, and later with artist Iman Maleki. Because of her own childhood experiences and background, in 2007, she founded Dariche Art Institue, a children's painting institute, to teach children and help them to follow their dreams, regardless of all the restrictions they could face in their life.

Arezou Nikahd utilizes every opportunity to cross boundaries to obtain significant achievements in Iran and abroad, including showings of her work in “Kara Painting Studio Group Exhibition,” Saa’d Abad, Iran, the “Ara Painting Studio Group Exhibition,” Eyn-o-doleh Mansion, Iran, several showings at the Museum of European Modern Art, Barcelona, the Pablo Serano Museum, Spain, and the Art Renewal Center’s 14th ARC Salon Exhibition, winning an ARC Purchase Award with her work titled “Turbulence” among other achievements. 

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