THE IRAQI CENTURY
by Ben Davis
Mohammed al Hamadanyís 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.