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Shakir Hassan al-Said
Objective Contemplations
1984
Collection of Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris
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THE IRAQI CENTURY
OF ART

by Ben Davis



Mohammed al Hamadany’s 25-panel painting Night of Fire is the single most portentous work of art to be seen recently in New York. The piece was on view at Pomegranate Gallery in SoHo as part of "Oil on Landscape: Art from Wartime Contemporaries of Baghdad," May 24-June 21, 2008, featuring art from artists currently living in the Iraqi capital.

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