17 MAR – 7 APR 2021 | Online 19742

Calligraphy: Art In Writing

Sale Total GBP 321,875

17 MAR – 7 APR 2021

Sale Overview

Christie’s Calligraphy: Art in Writing online auction celebrates over a thousand years of the tradition of calligraphy from writers, artists and practitioners from the  classical Islamic period to today. This eclectic sale features a splendid array of objects, ranging from classical manuscripts and objects to modern and Contemporary sculpture and paintings spanning the Middle East, Egypt, India, Pakistan, China and Europe. The sale is led by Pakistani modern master, Ismail Gulgee’s monumental abstract gestural canvas from 1966, inspired by traditional Islamic calligraphy. Other highlights include paintings by contemporary artist’s Mohammed Ali Talpur and Dia Azzawi, two sculptures by Dr. Nassar Mansour alongside early kufic Qur’an folios and panels signed by the Persian master, ‘Imad al-Hasani.

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