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Parviz Tanavoli, ‘Heech ’, 2007, Galerie F. Hessler
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Heech , 2007

Bronze
78 7/10 × 36 1/5 × 37 2/5 in
200 × 92 × 95 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Luxembourg
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Parviz Tanavoli
Iranian, b. 1937
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An artist, collector, scholar, and teacher, Parviz Tanavoli is among the foremost contemporary Iranian artists and a pioneer of modern sculpture. His work—which also includes painting, drawing, weavings, and prints—is infused with his deep knowledge of Iran’s rich visual, craft, religious, and literary heritage. As a founding member of the Saqqakhaneh artistic movement (begun in the 1960s), he merges current secular references with Shi’a religious iconography in his compositions. Among his motifs is “Heech,” a word meaning “nothing.” Of this word and its resonances, Tanavoli has said: “I found there is so much in the Heech, that Heech is not nothing, Heech is something. Then later . . . I realized that there is so much meaning behind it and so many poets . . . have paid attention to this word and have used it and that is how it began.”

Parviz Tanavoli, ‘Heech ’, 2007, Galerie F. Hessler
Parviz Tanavoli, ‘Heech ’, 2007, Galerie F. Hessler
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About the work
Parviz Tanavoli
Iranian, b. 1937
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An artist, collector, scholar, and teacher, Parviz Tanavoli is among the foremost contemporary Iranian artists and a pioneer of modern sculpture. His work—which also includes painting, drawing, weavings, and prints—is infused with his deep knowledge of Iran’s rich visual, craft, religious, and literary heritage. As a founding member of the Saqqakhaneh artistic movement (begun in the 1960s), he merges current secular references with Shi’a religious iconography in his compositions. Among his motifs is “Heech,” a word meaning “nothing.” Of this word and its resonances, Tanavoli has said: “I found there is so much in the Heech, that Heech is not nothing, Heech is something. Then later . . . I realized that there is so much meaning behind it and so many poets . . . have paid attention to this word and have used it and that is how it began.”

Heech , 2007

Bronze
78 7/10 × 36 1/5 × 37 2/5 in
200 × 92 × 95 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Luxembourg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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