Dia Al-Azzawi | Publications

Mourning Iraq’s Destruction, a Native Son Creates
2019
Author
Neil MacFarquhar
Publisher
The New York Times

LONDON — About a year after American forces seized Baghdad, an Iraqi man approached the artist Dia al-Azzawi in a cafe in Amman, Jordan, and offered to sell him several rare paintings.

Mr. Azzawi, who helped to assemble collections for various Iraqi museums in the 1960s and 1970s, knew that two of the works had been plundered from Baghdad’s Museum of Modern Art. He failed to convince the man to return them.

Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm | 4-DA1-2008
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm | 2-DA1-2007
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm | 1-DA1-2006
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm | 3-DA1-2008
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm | 6-DA1-2013
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 3 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x300 cm | 4-DA1-2008
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 2 | 2007 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x200 cm | 2-DA1-2007
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road#1 | 2006 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 170x200 cm | 1-DA1-2006
Dia Al-Azzawi | Silk Road No 4 | 2008 | Acrylic | Silk Screen | 160x160 cm | 3-DA1-2008
Dia Al-Azzawi | Desert Rose No.3 | 2013 | Polyester Resin | 29x36x27 cm | 6-DA1-2013