Saleh Al-Jumaie (Iraq, born 1939) Untitled
Lot 22*
Saleh Al-Jumaie
(Iraq, born 1939)
Untitled
Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,458) inc. premium

Lot Details
Saleh Al-Jumaie (Iraq, born 1939)
Untitled
oil on canvas, framed
signed and dated "1968" in Arabic (centre), inscribed "Saleh Al-Jumaie, personal exhibition of 1969, from the collection of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra" in Arabic (verso), executed in 1968
58 x 58cm (22 13/16 x 22 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from a private collection, Jordan
    Formerly in the collection of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (inscribed on the verso)

    Exhibited:
    Baghdad, Personal Exhibition of Saleh Al-Jumaie, 1969

    "Saleh al Jumaie is very particular about his medium, which is usually a mixture of
    metal (mostly aluminium) and acrylic, and through it he continues
    an old concern with the darkness of the soul from the sorrows of
    tragic love to the horrors of genocide to which the Palestinians have
    been subjected for thirty years. The artist's roots, however, are in
    the archaeological sites of ancient Iraqi cultures: but his contemporary
    awareness feeds these roots and brings about in his work a
    haunting mixture of the beautiful and the agonized. His non figurative
    almost monochromatic structures are very rarely completely
    abstract, just as his figurative compositions seem to aspire to the
    condition of the abstract; both are tense, time-laden, and haunting"
    - Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

    In the early 1960s the Iraqi government established what was then called an 'Institute of Higher Education' which became known as 'The Academy of Fine Arts' and later still the 'Arts College'.

    Saleh Al-Jumaie was one of the first batch of students to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts and in 1965 went on to co-found the artists group known as the 'Innovationists'. This group lasted four years and consisted of a number of young artists such as Salim Dabbagh, Faik Hussain and Ali Taleb who along with Al-Jumaie rebelled against traditional art styles producing works of art using new materials such as collage, aluminum and mono-type.
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