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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Farideh Lashai is one of Iran’s most important female artists. Fascinated by the textural complexion of painted surfaces, Lashai’s compositions show heavy influence from the works of post war Colour Field Abstractionists who were prominent in America in the 1950’s. Her paintings make heavy use of rustic, earthen palettes, resulting in works which mimic and reflect the tonal qualities of the natural environment. In the present painting, Lashai depicts a thick central band of alluvial terrain which seeps into the lower segment of the composition, gradually dissipating into a set of abstract brushstrokes. These gestures, whilst clearly terrestrial, are wholly abstract, and affirm Lashai’s belief the eternal landscapes of her artistic reality supersede the ephemeral, transient ones of our natural environment.

57

Untitled (Diptych)

2004
Oil and acrylic on canvas in two parts.
Overall: 200 x 100 cm. (78 3/4 x 39 1/4 in).

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £12,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Oct 2008 2pm
London