Dia Azzawi was born in Baghdad in 1939. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of modern Arab art. Defined by its powerful visual impact and brilliant color, Azzawi’s art covers a range of subjects executed in a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and book art. He lives and works in London but continues to derive inspiration from his homeland, Iraq.
Azzawi began his artistic career in 1964 after graduating from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and completing a degree in archaeology from Baghdad University in 1962. His studies of ancient civilizations and Iraqi heritage had a profound impact on his art, as he sought to link the visual culture of the past to the present.
Azzawi’s art has been exhibited worldwide and his work features in the collections of museums and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (Baghdad); the Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar Foundation (Doha); the Museum of Modern Art (Damascus, Syria); the Museum of Modern Art (Tunis, Tunisia); the Museum of Modern Art (Amman, Jordan); the Arab Monetary Fund (Abu Dhabi, UAE); the British Museum (London, UK); the Victoria and Albert Museum (London); the Saudi Bank (London); Institut du monde arabe (Paris, France); Bibliothéque nationale de France (Paris); the Gulbenkian Collection (Barcelona, Spain); and the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C., US), among many others.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
When you place a bid on any artwork, you are accepting personal liability for the purchase price, any applicable taxes, any and all shipping and packing costs, and all other applicable charges. Any artwork bought by residents of the District of Columbia will be subjected to a 6% sales tax on the market value of the artwork. All U.S. resident buyers can claim tax deductions on amounts that exceed the market value of the artwork. Market value of artwork is their starting value.
Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
There will be ten (10) bidding cycles. Each cycle will close on the last day of the month at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) at which time the highest bidder for the art will be notified of their winning bid.
Please note that all bids are final once submitted and may not be cancelled or modified by you, except with our express written consent under circumstances that we consider appropriate at our sole discretion. Please also note that all sales are final.