Amir Akhavan's renderings oscillate between figuration and abstraction but maintain a sense of intentional ambiguity, even as they address themes of social unrest, conflict and the ubiquitous plight of the citizen / warrior in the modern Middle East.

Excerpted from a statement by:

Julian Dawes

Assistant Vice President

Specialist

Impressionist & Modern Art

Sotheby's

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