Farhad MOSHIRI (1963-) Iranian

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Farhad MOSHIRI (1963-) Iranian

Untitled, 1999 Signed 'F. Moshiri 99' (lower left corner) Mixed media on canvas Technique mixte sur toile 140 x 85 cm - 55.1 x 33.5 in. AED 165,300 - 238,800 Provenance The artist's studio Private collection Public notes Farhad Moshiri, the quintessential Iranian artist, will unequivocally be remembered for his iconic Jar series. But how did these come to be? Having spent a number of years as an artist in Los Angeles, Moshiri decided to return to his family in Shiraz in 1991 where to earn a modest living, he began buying genuine, 20th Century, Qajar period pots to sell to clients in Tehran. He continued quite happily with his small time trade until one day, an unfortunate incident happened and he decided not to buy any more pots. Instead he drew one, which friends bought and displayed in a restaurant. Never a painterly artist, he determined to pare down these shapes to their purest possible form, thereby creating maximum impact and turning his archaeological specimens into compellingly beautiful works of art. His archaicising jars (similar to the current lot) had struck a nostalgic chord with their audience and for the first time ever, Moshiri felt that there was a powerful emotion between the viewers and his paintings. Janet Rady, Specialist in Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, with twenty-five years' experience in the international Art market, Sept. 2012
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