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KOOROSH SHISHEGARAN: THE ART OF ALTRUISM. Ed. by Hamid Keshmirshekan. Saqi Books, London, 2016. 312 pp. with 292 col. ills. 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9780863561986 In English.
Publisher's description: Born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1944, Koorosh Shishegaran is considered one of the most expressive and emotive artists of the contemporary Iranian art movement. In a career spanning six decades, he has established himself as an artist of great discipline, social awareness and manual skill, working in a wide array of different media, from graphic design to painting, photography and furniture design. Drawing inspiration from Iranian visual culture, Shishegaran is best known for his scribble line abstract paintings (Khat-khatis). These dynamic colorful lines, depicting the contemporary human condition, enabled the artist to find a style and language expressive of the modern era. With contributions from leading experts in the field and featuring over 300 color plates, Koorosh Shishegaran: The Art of Altruism brings together the life and works of the artist for the first time, showcasing his various artistic phases and outlining his progressive approach to art-making and distribution.
Artist(s):Shishegaran, Koorosh
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Iran (Persia) — Post-1970 — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 173590
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