An outspoken dissident of Iraq’s fascist Ba’ath party in the 1950s, Mahmoud Sabri was forced into exile. He studied in Moscow where he was influenced by the Russian Austere style. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover the pain, protest and anger in his iconic work Jnazet (Funeral), which is a highlight of our upcoming sale 20th Century Art/Middle East (23 October | London). Click here to watch more videos.
The Political and Existential Agony of Exiled Iraqi Artist Mahmoud Sabri
London | October 2018