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Parviz Tanavoli

 (born 1937)
Parviz Tanavoli is active/lives in Iran, Islamic Republic of, Canada.  Parviz Tanavoli is known for abstract, iconic sculpture.

Parviz Tanavoli

Parviz Tanavoli's works have sometimes been described as "poetry in bronze".  He believes that sculpture is a kind of poetry.  As he says "I wrote my poetry on the surface of the sculpture".  For Tanavoli, bronze is the most appropriate material for his sculptural poetry.  The main series of Tanavoli's sculptures are Poets, Lovers , Heechs, and Walls.  Sometimes two themes are combined, as in lot 77.

Within Tanavoli's iconography, the different characters refer to specific themes that can be related to poetry.  Naturally, Poets are an important theme that implies the freest soul of human kind. Architecture and poetry combine in Tanavoli's Poets- the figures are built of comChristie's Auction House
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About  Parviz Tanavoli

Born:  1937 - Iran
Known for:  abstract, iconic sculpture