Wahed Khakdan (Iran, b. 1950) Untitled

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Lot 26*
Wahed Khakdan (Iran, b. 1950)
Untitled

Sold for US$ 30,000 inc. premium
Wahed Khakdan (Iran, b. 1950)
Untitled
oil on canvas, signed and dated 2000 in English lower left, framed
120 x 160 cm.

Footnotes

  • "For years I have painted objects and rooms, but never trying to just tell a story or reflect on a specific time and place. The familiar forms from my past, which held a special place in my heart were used to outline the structure of my paintings and arrive at the desired composition."

    "The room with the still life is a reflection of the abandoned houses I had seen during my childhood in Iran. The play of light and shadow in the work reminds one of the works of Jan Vermeer and some of the objects on the old wooden table are reminder of Modernist masters such as Giacometti and Picasso. My childhood toys are lying around the luggage my grandfather carried when he emmigrated and it had been in the corner of our house for years [...] The old newspapers and magazines my father had accumulated for years and never wanted to part from them [...] All these objects and the space surrounding them have surrendered to the long battle with time and in a melancholic silence are anticipating the end."

    Wahed Khakdan
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