Sumayyah Samaha

Sumayyah Samaha
"I am an Arab," 2006
Inspired by the Poet Etel Adnan
Mixed media (charcoal/water color/ink)
16" x 9"
Courtesy of the artist
Estimated value: $1000
Starting Bid: $300


About the piece: Inspired by the Poet Etel Adnan

Sumayyah Samaha is an Arab-American artist working and living in Soho, New York. While she is primarily an abstract oil painter, she has recently done more works on paper, ceramic, installations, and mixed media. All her works address the Arab world, focusing on subjects like the Iraq war, attacks on the refugee camps in Jenin, the separation wall in Palestine, and the ongoing turmoil in Lebanon. Samaha has introduced words into her images, including the ancient poetry of al Ma'ari and the contemporary poetry of Etel Adnan, Suheir Hammad, and Mahmoud Darwish. For more information:

I Am An Arab
I Am An Arab
Alwan Auction 2016

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