28 Oct '13, 4pm

When it goes on sale in Dubai tomorrow for $3M this will be the most expensive MidEastern artwork ever auctioned/sold

'If I had to select among the works which one seems to me the most representative of a confirmed talent at its acme, I would choose without the least hesitation the unrivalled Break of the Atom and Vegetal Life, of 1960.' (André Parinaud quoted in A. Parinaud (ed.), Fahr El Nissa Zeid , Amman 1984, pp. 42-43.) Unprecedented in its awe-inducing magnitude, Christie's is honoured to be offering the seminal work Break of the Atom and Vegetal Life , by the celebrated and renowned Turkish/Jordanian artist Princess Fahr El-Nissa Zeid from the Prince Raad bin Zeid Collection. Embedded in the Paris art world, Zeid was the only female artist from the Orient who managed to record her name in the history of the Abstract art movement and its consequent cultural discourse categorised in the period from 1944 until 1966. Her oeuvre reveals the inspiration of the melting pot of styles that...

Full article: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/fahr-el-niss...

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