Biography


Charles-Hossein Zenderoudi is one of the most well-known Iranian calligraphers. He is one of the founders of the “Sagha Khaneh” movement.

He graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts from Tehran Academy in 1960. He dropped out of the school of Decorative Arts in 1961 and moved to France to participate in the second Paris Biennial. He held his first solo exhibition in Reza Abbasi Hall. In 1962, he won an award in the third Tehran Biennial. His works have been exhibited in different countries. In 2001, the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran held an exhibition of his works.
Kazemi’s first appearance at the auctions dates back to May 2006 at Christie's Auction House. Until 2021, his works have an ongoing presence in 337 domestic and foreign auctions and 65 percent of his works were sold in international auctions. His most expensive work until 2021 was hammered at the Bonhams auction for one million and 609 thousand dollars in May 2008.

His early works were surrealist paintings. During the conservatory, he created a religious painting by using Linocut print. He created the “Sagha Khane '' collection by using visual signs of popular and religious culture. He began Calligraphy by repeating letters and words in monochromatic or color combinations after getting familiar with the Lettrism movement. In other periods of his career, he added small numbers and words to his previous technique, blurring the line between calligraphy and painting. He also used handprints in some of his works during his career.

“Delicacy in conveying his message has enabled Zenderoudi at different stages of his career to create a cultural position for himself and ensure its modernity originally and especially,” said the famous French critic Pierre Restany about Zenderoudi. “After Sagha Khaneh, came the Parisian Informel and Lettrisme. favoring calligraphy signs over calligraphy methods implies changing the symbols to utilize them better.”

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2022
January Day 2, Fine Art and Asian Art auction 27 January
The 15th Tehran auction 14 January
Posters, Lithographs, Works on paper, Paintings auction 10 January
2021
ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA auction 25 November
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art including Baghdadiyat Part II auction 17 November
arts+design #5 auction 7 November
20th Century Art / Middle East auction 20 October
Posters, Lithographs, Works on paper, Paintings auction 15 July
MIDDLE EAST MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART 'NORTH AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST & INDIA auction
Art Contemporain Evening Sale auction
Post-War & Contemporary Art auction
ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA + DESIGN auction
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art including Baghdadiyat auction
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART auction
Editions auction
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART auction
THE ORIENT REVISITED: Orientalist paintings from 1830 to the present day auction
Fine Art, Jewelry, Antiques, Midcentury & Asian Estate Auction auction
POSTERS, LITHOGRAPHS, PAPER WORKS auction
SUMMER SALE ONLINE ONLY auction
ORIENTAL ARTS & ORIENTALISM - PRESTIGE auction
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART auction
ORIENTAL ART auction
International Art auction
EASTERN ARTS & ORIENTALISM auction
XXTH, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS auction
Art Contemporain - Evening Sale auction
Modern and Contemporary Prints auction
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction
20th Century Art / Middle East auction
Abstract and Contemporary Art auction
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - SECOND SESSION auction
20TH CENTURY PRINTS & LITHOGRAPHS auction
OLD BACKDROP OF THE STADLER GALLERY, PARIS - PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, SCULPTURES AND MODERN PAINTINGS auction
Artnet Online - Berlin - March 2018 auction
Arte Moderna e contemporanea auction
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Online Sale auction
Fall Auction Weekend - Day 3 auction
Contemporary Ink Art: Confluence auction
BOOKS AND ALBUMS, GEOGRAPHIC MAPS, OLD AND MODERN PRINTS auction
Modern and Contemporary Art: Icons and Rising Stars of the Middle East auction
Artworks of the Postwar Era auction
China Now! and Asian Contemporary Art auction
Schuler Auktionen Geneve auction
Modern and Contemporary Art auction
Modern and Contemporary Art auction
Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern & South Asian Art auction
Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern & South Asian Art auction
INTERNATIONAL ART ORIENTALIST PAINTING auction
20th Century Art / Middle East auction
The 13th Tehran auction
2020
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 24 November
Middle Eastern, Modern and Contemporary Art auction 11 November
20th Century Art / Middle East auction
Middle Eastern Art Online Sale auction 6 August
دوازدهمین دوره حراج تهران auction 17 January
2019
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 23 October
یازدهمین دوره حراج تهران auction 5 July
Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art auction 23 March
دهمین دوره حراج تهران auction 11 January
2018
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 24 October
Middle Eastern, Modern and Contemporary Art auction 24 October
20th Century Art / Middle East auction 23 October
نهمین دوره حراج تهران auction 29 June
Drouot Richelieu, Salles 5 & 6, Art Abstrait et Contemporain* auction 6 June
Dubai: Post War and Contemporary Art auction 22 March
هشتمین دوره حراج تهران auction 12 January
2017
Hôtel Drouot, Salles 5 et 6, Art Moderne et Contemporain du Moyen-Orient* auction 6 December
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 28 November
Boundless: Dubai auction 13 November
Middle Eastern, Modern and Contemporary Art auction 25 October
20th Century Art / Middle East auction 23 October
هفتمین دوره حراج تهران auction 7 July
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 5, Art Abstrait et Contemporain* auction 9 June
Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Sale auction 18 May
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 26 April
20th Century Art/ Middle East auction 25 April
Modern & Contemporary Art auction 18 March
2016
ششمین دوره حراج تهران auction 23 December
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 5 & 6, Art Abstrait & Contemporain* auction 9 December
Art Contemporain Vente du Jour auction 8 December
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 10, Post-War & Art Contemporain* auction 25 November
Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Sale auction 16 November
20th Century Art: Middle East auction 20 October
Modern & Contemporary Art auction 18 October
The Art of Lebanon Part II and Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 12 October
Drouot Richelieu, Salles 5 & 6, Art Abstrait & Contemporain - Peintres Etrangers de la scène Parisienne* auction 15 June
Art Contemporain Vente du Jour auction 10 June
پنجمین دوره حراج تهران auction 27 May
Orientalisme auction 18 May
Post War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session auction 11 May
The Art of Lebanon and Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 27 April
Alchemy: Objects of Desire auction 21 April
Dubai: Modern and Contemporary Art Now and Ten auction 16 March
Modern & Contemporary Art auction 16 March
2015
Art Contemporain auction 9 December
Art Abstrait et Contemporain auction 4 December
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 2, Tableaux, Mobilier et Objets d'Art auction 20 November
Contemporary Art Day Auction auction 12 November
Regards sur l’Orient - Tableaux et Sculptures Orientalistes et Art Islamique auction 22 October
Modern & Contemporary Art auction 20 October
A Century of Iraqi Art Part II and Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 7 October
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 10, Art Contemporain* auction 22 June
Art Contemporain auction 2 June
Contemporary Art / Doha auction 21 April
A Century of Iraqi Art and Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction 20 April
Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art auction 18 March
2014
ABSTRACT & CONTEMPORARY ART - FOREIGN PAINTERS OF THE PARISIAN SCENE auction 10 December
Art Contemporain auction 3 December
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art auction 21 October
Contemporary Art / Doha auction 13 October
Islamic and Indian Art auction 7 October
Art Contemporain auction 5 June
سومین دوره حراج تهران auction 30 May
Tableaux Abstraits et Contemporains, Sculptures auction 27 April
Islamic and Indian Art auction 8 April
Regard sur le XXe siècle #5 Art contemporain & Design auction 5 April
Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art Including Masterpieces from The Pharos Art Collection & From The Maath Alousi Collection auction 19 March
2013
Importants Tableaux Abstraits et Contemporains, Sculptures auction 15 December
Art Contemporain auction 4 December
Modern and Contemporary Arab,Iranian and Turkish Art Part II auction 30 October
Hôtel Drouot, Salle 7, Art Contemporain auction 12 June
Art Contemporain auction 4 June
دومین دوره حراج تهران auction 28 May
Art Ancien, Moderne et Contemporain auction 18 May
Modern and Contemporary Arab,Iranian and Turkish Art Part II auction 17 April
Modern and Contemporary Arab,Iranian and Turkish Art Part I auction 16 April
Dessins Modernes et Contemporains, Design auction 13 April
2012
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 5 & 6, Tableaux, Dessins et Sculptures des XIXe et XXe siècles auction 19 December
Art Contemporain auction 30 November
Drouot Richelieu, Salles 1 & 7, Art Contemporain auction 14 November
Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Part II auction 24 October
Nineteen to Now, incl. Topographical Observations auction 4 September
Contemporary Art Day auction 29 June
Art Contemporain Art Urbain Français auction 22 June
Art Contemporain auction 31 May
اولین دوره حراج تهران auction 22 May
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Part I auction 17 April
2011
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 10, Abstraction - Tableaux Modernes et Contemporains auction 21 November
Visions d'Orient - De l'orientalisme à l'art contemporain auction 4 November
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Part II auction 26 October
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Part I auction 25 October
Contemporary Art / Arab & Iranian auction 4 October
Tableaux, Sculptures des XIXe et XXe siècles auction 22 August
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art auction 19 April
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea e Fotografia auction 12 April
Vente Art Contemporain auction 22 March
Contemporary Art Day Auction auction 16 February
2010
Hurouf: The Art of the Word auction 16 December
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 7, Vente Tableaux Modernes* auction 19 November
International Modern and Contemporary Art auction 26 October
Art Contemporain auction 23 October
Contemporary Art / Arab & Iranian auction 20 October
Art Abstrait et Contemporain auction 5 July
Contemporary Art Day Auction auction 29 June
Art Contemporain 2 auction 1 June
International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi auction 27 April
Drouot Richelieu, Salle 4, Estampes, Dessins, Tableaux Modernes* auction 31 March
2009
International Modern & Contemporary Art auction 27 October
Art Moderne et Contemporain Iranien et Arabe auction 24 October
Tableaux Orientalistes et Art Moderne Arabe et Iranien auction 16 June
International Modern & Contemporary Art auction 29 April
Contemporary Art auction 18 March
Impressionnisme, Art Ancien, Moderne et Contemporain auction 14 March
2008
Tableaux Orientalistes et Art Moderne Arabe et Iranien auction 17 December
Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian, Indian & Pakistani Art auction 24 November
International Modern and Contemporary Art auction 30 October
Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art auction 23 October
Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale auction 19 October
Contemporary Art Day Sale auction 18 October
Tableaux Orientalistes et Art Moderne Arabe et Iranien auction 3 June
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea auction 22 May
International Modern and Contemporary Art auction 30 April
Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian, Indian & Pakistani Art auction 3 March
2007
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea auction 11 December
International Modern & Contemporary Art auction 31 October
Modern & Contemporary Arab & Iranian Art auction 24 October
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART auction 1 February
2006
S. V. V., Drouot Richelieu, Salles 1 et 7 auction 13 June
International Modern & Contemporary Art at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai auction 24 May
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