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Shafic Abboud

Lebanon (1926 -  2004 )
abboud  shafic Untitled

Christie's /Oct 21, 2014
59,342.78 - 89,014.17
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Shafic Abboud - Cela Fait Quarante Jours ( 
Portrait Of Christine Abboud 
)

Shafic Abboud - Cela Fait Quarante Jours ( Portrait Of Christine Abboud )

Original 1964
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Lot number: 19
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Shafic Abboud (Lebanon, 1926-2004) Cela fait quarante jours ( Portrait of Christine Abboud ) oil on canvas, framed signed and dated, inscribed "a ne pas vendre" (on the verso), executed in 1964 73 x 93cm (28 3/4 x 36 5/8in). Footnotes Provenance: Property from a private collection, Beirut Published: Monograph, Shafic Abboud , Claude Lemand, Paris, 2006 "The most difficult part for people to accept is that painting is not a reflection on an object, but something which has been lived, a making. We are involved on the first day that we traced a line and laid down a colour on a surface, and the painter's questioning revolves around these facts. It is from there, that the vanity of believing in a random intervention in the artist's sphere of theories suggested by the outside world, comes from." - Shafic Abboud Shafic Abboud is widely recognized as one of the most important and innovative artists of Lebanese modernism, and in "Cela Fair Quarante Jour" we are proud to present one of the rarest examples of the artist's oeuvre; depicting the artists beloved daughter Christine, and painted during a period of personal turmoil in which the artist had just broken through a creative impasse, this is one of the few examples of near-figurative depiction in Abboud's main body of work The present work is well documented and comes from a fascinating period in Abboud's career; in September 1964 Abboud returned to return to Lebanon in order to prepare for a major exhibition at Beirut's Centre d'Art Contemporain the following January. Having arrived in Beirut Abboud experiences an extended period of creative anxiety and is unable to paint for the first month of his stay, this period of time is the so called "quadrant Jours" that the title of the work alludes to. The principal tension Abboud suffered from during this period was his urge to compose works in a more figurative style and to temper the abstraction which he was so renowned for. Unable to make a definitive aesthetic commitment Abboud suspends the decision to paint until deciding to execute the present work, a semi-figurative depiction of his daughter Christine playing with a doll near the window of their house in Achrafieh. The work majestically exhibits the conflict and tension between the abstract and figurative creative urges Abboud was subject to. Interestingly, this was to be one of his only forays into figurative representation and thus stands a unique and original example within his body of work. Born in 1926 in Bikfaya, Lebanon, Chafic Abboud attended the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts. In 1947, the artist moved to Paris where he worked in a variety of studios for artists such as, Fernand Léger and André Llhot. In Paris, Abboud was inspired by the work of the Nabis painter Pierre Bonnard and became interested in the different techniques of abstract art pursued by Roger Bissière and Nicolas de Staël who both had a major impact on the development of his own style. Abboud is well known for his balanced composition and use of complementary colors as well as incorporating his memories from childhood and the landscape of Mount Lebanon into his work. In 1959, Abboud was included in the first Biennale in Paris and was awarded the Prix Victor Choquet in 1961. His work can be found in the permanent collection of Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris where Abboud lived and worked until his death in 2004. Abboud once commented that "I only stop when both colour and light match. I cannot escape from colour, it is my fate and nature - my eyes must have been dazzled for ever. The impact between two colours creates light, but whether it be true or false, this "theory" does make me paint".
Shafic Abboud - Untitled

Shafic Abboud - Untitled

Original 1959
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Lot number: 58
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Shafic Abboud (Lebanon, 1926-2004) Untitled oil on canvas, framed signed and dated (on the verso), executed in 1959 70 x 50cm (27 9/16 x 19 11/16in). Footnotes Provenance: Property from the collection of Raymonde Cazenave, Paris. Acquired directly from the above by the present owner. "The most difficult part for people to accept is that painting is not a reflection on an object, but something which has been lived, a making. We are involved on the first day that we traced a line and laid down a colour on a surface, and the painter's questioning revolves around these facts. It is from there, that the vanity of believing in a random intervention in the artist's sphere of theories suggested by the outside world, comes from." - Shafic Abboud Shafic Abboud is widely recognized as one of the most important and innovative artists of Lebanese modernism.The present work comes from perhaps his most creative, expressive and important period. "Composition" was executed in 1959, the same year that he was invited to participate in the first Biennale de Paris, and the present work bears clear similarities with the monumental Saison II, which was the painting chosen for the Biennale. The majority of Abboud's work encompasses a abstract studies of the interplay between colour and light, all of which are rationalized through contrasts of tone. The present piece is typical of works executed in a more exuberant palette. In utilizing rich, volcanic and coral tones alleviated by lighter strokes of bold, bright colour, Abboud aims to recreate both our ocular and emotional perception of tonal variations Abboud once commented that "I only stop when both colour and light match. I cannot escape from colour, it is my fate and nature - my eyes must have been dazzled for ever. The impact between two colours creates light, but whether it be true or false, this "theory" does make me paint". Ultimately it is through light that we can appreciate the observable world. All human endeavors, creations, dwellings and interactions rest on the crucial and fundamental harmony between the physiology of our eye and natural light. It is this most primal relationship which Abboud exploits in his work, to great aesthetic effect.
Shafic Abboud - Le Divan

Shafic Abboud - Le Divan

Original 1979
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Lot number: 21
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Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004) Le Divan Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004) Le Divan signed and dated 'Abboud 79' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'ABBOUD 79 LE DIVAN' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 61 x 31 1/8in. (155 x 79cm.) Painted in 1979 lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.
Shafic Abboud - Untitled

Shafic Abboud - Untitled

Original 1997
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Lot number: 10
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Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004) Untitled (Ce Doux Rien) signed 'Abboud' (lower right); signed, titled and dated three times '06.01.97 - Mars 98 ABBOUD 98 "SANS TITRE"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 40½ x 44½in. (103 x 113cm.) Painted in 1996-1998 Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris. Acquired from the above by the present owner. THE VIVIANE AND ROBERT DEBBAS COLLECTION C. Lemand, Shafic Abboud, Paris 2006 (illustrated in colour, p. 268). Paris, Galerie Claude Lemand, 1998. Beirut, Loft 46, Pieces for a Museum Featuring: Paul Guiragossian and Shafic Abboud, 2010 (illustrated in colour, p. 21). This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Christine Abboud and will be included in the forthcoming Shafic Abboud Catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Christine Abboud, under no. ID908.
Shafic Abboud - Untitled

Shafic Abboud - Untitled

Original 1959
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Price: Not disclosed
Lot number: 235
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Shafic Abboud (Lebanese, 1926-2004) Untitled signed and dated 'Abboud 59' (lower right) oil on board 8¾ x 12¼in. (22.4 x 31.2cm.) Painted in 1959 Private Collection, San Francisco (by whom acquired directly from the artist). Acquired from the above by the present owner. Please note that this lot should be starred in the catalogue. This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Christine Abboud and will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Christine Abboud under no. ID2348.
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