Nov 16, 2023 - Sale 2653

Sale 2653 - Lot 198

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000

Color pencils on cream wove paper, 1974. 516x710 mm; 20 1/2x27 3/4 inches. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower recto.

Provenance: Gifted from the artist to the current owner, private collection, Connecticut.

Halaby (born 1936) is a Palestinian artist, activist and scholar known for her abstract painting. Born in Jaffa, she left in 1948 fleeing Palestine and eventually settled in the United States. She studied at the University of Cincinnati and Indiana University, Bloomington before beginning her artistic career. Her works are characterized by colorful geometric compositions inspired by nature and Islamic architectural forms, as well as Soviet Constructivism and other European avant-garde movements. Her work is in included in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Chicago Institute of Art, Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris, and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.