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