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Voyage to Mecca, from the Eastern Miniature Improvisations series
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About the item

"The cataclysms of prehistoric times. The deaths of galaxies. Spirit, permeating the Universe. Harmony. The birth of stars. Meaning. Happiness and grief. The whirlpool of life. The greatness of prophets and the wretchedness of sinners. The buffoonery of the every-day. Bazaar booths. Masters and slaves. Occupation. The light of hope. Wind, howling outside the window. Love. Ecstasy. A fool, singing on the roof from a fullness of feeling. The roar of the lion. The crying of women. The insignificance of the routine. The fallen. Power. Oblivion..." From the artist's notes on the theme of his paintings, quoted in Lyubov MirJavadova, Aitokua, 2010, p. 163\nSigned; signed, titled and dated 1985-1986 on the reverse
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notes

This lot will be sent to the Greenford Park after the sale. Please refer to the warehouse and storage information at the back of the catalogue for further information concerning charges, collection, storage and delivery.

medium

Oil on canvas

creator

Javad Mirjavadov

condition

Excellent condition. Very small area of paint loss on the yellow to the left of the canvas. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

dimensions

205 by 150 cm; 80 3/4 by 59 in.

provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1990

signedDate

Signed; signed, titled and dated 1985-1986 on the reverse

consignmentDesignation

Property from a Private Scandinavian Collection

creator_nationality_dates

1923-1992


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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