Oil Painting Christie Auction Listed Artist Fateh Moudarres Middle East Modern For Sale
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Oil Painting Christie Auction Listed Artist Fateh Moudarres Middle East Modern:
Fateh Moudarres (Syrian, 1922-1999)
signed in Arabic and signed 'Moudarres' (lower right)
Damascus 1966' (on the reverse)
Canvas: 66.4 cm x 81.28 cm
26” x 32”
74.93 cm. x 90.17 cm.
29.5” x 35.5"
Fateh al-Moudarres is regarded and as one of the most influential leaders of the Modern Art Movement in Syria. He is considered a Master Syrian Surrealist painter.
Since his death in 1999, the demand and value of his art works has maintained a steady rise setting records at many sale houses.
TODAY October 23, 2019 Christie's held a Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary sale.
The artwork , “Peasant of the Olive Mountain,” by Fateh Moudarres sold for $78,625 USD
Provenance: This painting is one artwork from a collection that I acquired in entirety from the original owner.
The original owner, my neighbor was a U.S. Army Colonel, and Arab linguist who was attached to the Cultural Attaché in Syria up until about 1967. In 1967 the 6 Day War occurred. This lead to many protest and the closure of the US Embassy and Consulate.
While living in Syria the Colonel and his wife collected art, furniture and rugs. They were social butterflies, and hosted many dinner and card playing parties for the upper command, and Ambassadors.
An interesting tidbit about one piece of art from their Middle Eastern Art collection received a battle wound. A bullet hole right on top of the painting of St. Francis occurred during the couples escape down ropes outside their building.
A group of angry protesters gathered while they were hosting a dinner party and they had to make a get away. The wives were sent to Germany while the husband’s stayed back to pack up and get out of the country.
Please message me with any questions you have and I will reply back as soon as I can.
*note* The US Embassy Telephone Directory and pictures of ephemeral and St. Francis painting are not included in the sale. I added the pictures to help establish the provenance.
Please also check out my other Fateh Moudarres painting listing!