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Walid Siti

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Mar 18, 2015
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Walid Siti - Three Point View

Walid Siti - Three Point View

Original 2014
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Lot number: 147
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Walid Siti (Iraqi, b. 1954)
Three Point View
Walid Siti (Iraqi, b. 1954)
Three Point View
signed and dated 'W.Siti'14.' (lower left of the left panel)
acrylic on paper, in three parts
each: 78¾ x 39 3/8in. (200 x 100cm.);
overall: 78¾ x 118 1/8in. (200 x 300cm.)
Painted in 2014
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Walid Siti - Cluster

Walid Siti - Cluster

Original 2010
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Lot number: 169
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Walid Siti (Iraqi/Kurdish, b. 1954)
Cluster
signed and dated 'Walid Siti 2010' (lower left); signed, dated and titled 'Walid Siti '10 ClusteR' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
109¼ x 49in. (277.5 x 124.5cm.)
Painted in 2010

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DONATED BY THE ARTIST FOR THE BENEFIT OF ECHO FOR CONTEMPORARY IRAQI ART
Walid Siti - Family Ties

Walid Siti - Family Ties

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Lot number: 312
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- WALID SITI
IRAQI, B. 1954
FAMILY TIES
6,000—8,000 GBP
each: 56 by 76cm.; 22 by 29 7/8 in.
Description

each: signed and dated 04

(I) , (IV) acrylic and crayon on paper
(II) pencil and crayon on paper
(III) acrylic and pencil on paper
(I) , (IV) acrylic and crayon on paper
(II) pencil and crayon on paper
(III) acrylic and pencil on paper
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Walid Siti - Tents And Pyramids

Walid Siti - Tents And Pyramids

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Lot number: 156
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MEASUREMENTS
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147 by 205cm.; 57 7/8 by 80 3/4 in.
DESCRIPTION
signed and dated 98; signed, titled and dated 98 on thereverse
acrylic on canvas
EXHIBITED
London, Leighton House Museum, Walid Siti - Land on Fire, 2008,p. 28, illustrated in colour

CATALOGUE NOTE
Born in Iraqi Kurdistan and based in the United Kingdom, WalidSiti's origins, the volatile state of his home country at present,and his physical distance from it have factored into the criticalstandpoint that Siti expresses by way of his abstract and imaginedlandscapes on both reality in the Arab World and on life.
Siti constructs the natural scenes in his paintings from simpleshapes: cubes, circles, and cones, each block of which isrepresentative of the essential opposing forces of existence:forces like those of construction and destruction, rise and fall,and beginning and end. Reminiscent of post-war or apocalypticscenes, both in the moroseness of their colours and in their rigidordering of elements that clashingly play into the whole, Siti'scompositions vividly encapsulate the tension inherent in theantagonism between these forces of being. But amidst the blur ofthe turbulent scenes he creates and the ominous fence, cage andtomb-like motifs that pervade them, Walid Siti never fails toinsert a source of light. This luminescence refers to Siti's questto find a resolution to such contradictions, to his attempt tolocate balance, truth and meaning, and to his pursuit of innerpeace; it tells of his acceptance of the certainty of uncertaintyand the permanence of transience.
In Tents and Pyramids
, a work inspired in title andconcept from Fouad Khuri's book, Walid Siti takes on another pairof disparate forces – different hierarchical systems or ways ofruling/being ruled. As Khuri outlines in his book, in the pyramidsystem there is hierarchal structure to authority and a gradationof power while the tent system allows an absence of both. Authorityin the latter is gained through the exertion of physical force; oneperson rules autocratically above all others. Khuri states that theArab World subscribes to the tent system and sets out to attributethis phenomenon to the way in which Arabs perceive and deal withreality.In Siti's painting, a pyramid allegorically emerges from whatappears to be a desert setting, the place from which this structureoriginated. A tent is, however, superimposed over this pyramid. Thesuperimposition of the tent over the pyramid is a metaphor for thepath that the people of this desert, the Arabs, have taken in theircourse through time: a path that Sitti sees as regression. Ratherthan develop from what the artist views as a backward state (thetent system) to a more civilized state (the pyramid system), Sitinotes that the opposite progression has taken place. Tents andPyramids thus epitomizes the backtrack of a civilization that,thousands of years ago, produced the pyramid, a large stablestructure based on ground-breaking ideas of weight distribution,but which, today, is slowly moving towards the chaotic anddictatorial system of the tent.
Walid Siti - Ceremonies

Walid Siti - Ceremonies

Original 2016
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Lot number: 135
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Walid Siti (Iraqi, b. 1954) Ceremonies plastic figurines, plaster and acrylic on board 15 ¾ x 15 ¾ x 15 ¾in. (40 x 40 x 40cm.) Executed in 2016, this work is unique
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