Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art including On The Banks of the Nile / Mohamed Hamidi (Morroco, born 1941) Untitled
Property from a private collection, London
Acquired directly from the artist by the above
London, The Gallery at Cork Street, "Contemporary Moroccan Artists: From Casablanca to Cork Street", 2008
Bonhams is delighted to present these superlative works by the Moroccan artist Mohamed Hamidi. Hamidi was part of the influential Casablanca Group and a founding member of the Moroccan Association of Plastic Arts, influential movements in decolonising modern art in Morocco.
He is known for colourful abstractions and semi-figurative works that evoke both erotic motifs and traditional symbols and patterns of African crafts.
After training at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts de Casablanca, Hamidi left to France in the 1950s where he lead a bohemian life in Paris. in m1964, he earned a teaching degree in Monumental Art from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and became an assistant to the painter Jean Aujame in his mural studio.