Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • “Time is a very important factor in my practice…I need to wait for the paint to dry to a certain degree before I scrape it off, and this is how I get these effects on the surface of my paintings. It's a meditative practice by itself. The criss-cross effect makes every point a representation of energy. For me when I sit down, and when I meditate, I feel, and I see the energy that is within me. We're all made of energy, so it's just a question of tuning in and understanding it and connecting to it. Once you do that, you start feeling things and even seeing things combined together, and you have a new experience. And this is where the technique was born.”
    —Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


Age of Energy

signed, titled and dated 'Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar Age of Energy 2023' on the reverse
oil, acrylic and ground semi-precious stones on canvas
129.8 x 195 cm (51 1/8 x 76 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2023.

Full Cataloguing

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡♠

Sold for £101,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023