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Mohammed Sami

The Praying Room

Auction Closed

November 16, 12:02 AM GMT


100,000 - 150,000 USD

Lot Details


Mohammed Sami

b. 1984

The Praying Room

signed and dated 21 (on the overlap)

acrylic on linen

90 ½ by 112 ⅜ in. 230 by 285.5 cm.

Executed in 2021.

Modern Art, London

Private Collection

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Naomi Rea, "17 Art Exhibitions Worth Traveling for in Europe This Year, From a Blowout Survey of Yayoi Kusama’s Inflatables to the Largest Showcase of Vermeer’s Work Yet," Artnet News, 2 January 2023, illustrated in color (online)

Adrian Searle, "Saddam Hussein mural painter creates a world of turmoil – Mohammed Sami review," The Guardian, 26 January 2023 (online)

Hettie Judah, "Mohammed Sami, Camden Art Centre, review: Saddam Hussein’s propaganda painter portrays a world unravelling," iNews, 27 January 2023 (online)

Tom Jefferys, "Mohammed Sami Paints the Traces of Trauma," Frieze Magazine, 9 February 2023 (online)

David Trigg, "Mohammed Sami: The Point 0," Studio International, 14 February 2023, illustrated in color (in installation London, Camden Arts Centre, 2023) (online) 

Jeremy O'Grady, ed., "Mohammed Sami: The Point 0 review – an astonishing, haunting show," The Week, 10 February 2023 (online)

Hettie Judah, "Mohammed Sami: 'We can‘t move forward without the power of the past'," Artfund, 14 February 2023 (online)

Michael Kurtz, "Mohammed Sami: The Point 0," The Burlington Magazine, 5 April 2023, illustrated in color (in installation London, Camden Arts Centre, 2023) (online) 

London, Camden Art Centre; and Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion, Mohammed Sami: The Point 0, January - August 2023, n.p., illustrated in color (only London)