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20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Fine Art

Thu, Dec 2, 2021 11:00AM EST
Lot 212

Saadi Al Kaabi (b. 1937): Untitled

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Oil on board, 1998, signed 'S. Al Kaabi' and dated lower right.

39 1/2 x 35 1/4 in., 40 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (frame).

Note: Iraqi artist Saadi Al Kaabi is a member of his native country's second generation of Modernists, drawing on the rich and diverse heritage of Islamic art. His work from the 1960s experimented with Western traditions of Cubism and Expressionism, but as his work matured, Al Kaabi began to incorporate Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian influences into his work, creating more stylized, nuanced compositions. Al Kaabi's work is part of a larger post-independence artistic vision focused on establishing a new artistic identity in the Arab world of the 21st century. Both this painting, and the one in Lot 214, were gifts of Queen Rania of Jordan who has been a great promoter of Islamic art and a champion of education and community empowerment.


Some unobtrusive scattered craquelure . A tiny loss at the lower right corner. Otherwise in very good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale. 
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