Gamal El Sagini
El-Sagini 100th anniversary

From: 23-4-2017 To: 16-5-2017
 
Zamalek Art Gallery Exhibitions for the artist:
El-Sagini 100th anniversary 23-04-2017
11-01-2015
GAMAL EL SAGINI 17-11-2013
MASTERPIECES XI 01-08-2013
SCULPTURES_ GAMAL AL SAGINI 18-11-2012
MASTERPIECES X 25-07-2012
GAMAL AL SAGINI Sculptures 31-10-2010
Panorama of Egyptian Sculpture 18-10-2009

Zamalek Art Gallery is curating and organizing Gamal El Sagini's 100th anniversary retrospective event at both Zamalek Art Gallery’s venues and at Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum.The exhibition will boast the artist’s wide range of expertise, from painting and sculpture to hammered copper and ceramics.

To say that Gamal El Sagini's pieces are strong and imposing would be an understatement. Like his work, El Sagini was one of those rare men of solid and stern principles. He's quoted to have said that "he would rather throw his work into the Nile than compromise on what he believes was supreme quality" by his son, Magd El Sagini, who once assisted his father to hurl sculptures and busts into the Nile for just that reason.

At the time of Gamal El Sagini's passing in 1977, his works were not given the credit they so certainly deserved. His son Magd, 23 at the time, held unto his works for 30 more years without ever exhibiting them, never feeling quite content with how and where to show the pieces that his father had poured his heart and soul in.

When Zamalek Art Gallery expressed their genuine interest in Gamal El Sagini's works, a long and flourishing friendship began where Magd had found the place that not only loved but presented the work with all its glory, and Zamalek Art Gallery won the trust of not one but two beloved artists, father and son.

Gamal El Sagini's love for Egypt drove him to shun those who could've helped him reach fame and glory during his day, in return for his standards and his beliefs. El Sagini opted for integrity- he believed that both him and his country deserved better. This unwavering strive to perfection is reflected in his work as well as in the fact that he only exhibited once every 8 to 10 years during his lifetime. According to Magd, "Each exhibition was a search and a message - not one of his pieces was done haphazardly". All of the Gamal El Sagini’s exhibitions, of which this retrospective is the fifth, were accomplished by Zamalek Art Gallery with just that sentiment in mind.

Through his unyielding approach to perfection, Gamal El Sagini lived his life and made his art the only way he knew how: with deep love, exceptional loyalty and a passionate strive towards Beauty at all costs. Magd inherited his father’s unwavering strive towards perfection, and to the day of his abrupt passing in 2015, he did nothing short of that towards his father’s memory.

Zamalek Art Gallery is honored to continue exhibiting Gamal El Sagini's work with this inspiring retrospective in only the way his son would allow it to be shown: as the work of an amazing artist who masterfully found his way into our hearts, our minds and our heritage.

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
GS-P001
Gamal El Sagini
Blowing Wind
February 1977
Oil Pastel on Paper - 13x19 cm cm
Available
GS-P002
Gamal El Sagini
Blowing
February 1977
Oil Pastel on Paper - 16x24 cm cm
Available
GES025
Gamal El Sagini
Ali Amin
1975
Bronze - 45x25x20 cm
Available
GES027
Gamal El Sagini
Sayed Darwish
1952
Bronze - 50x30x25 cm
Available
GES030
Gamal El Sagini
Ali Ismail
1976
Bronze - 57x35x35 cm
Available
GES032
Gamal El Sagini
House of Peace
1968
Bronze - 48x20x25 cm
Available
GES037
Gamal El Sagini
The Tree of Destiny
1962
Hammered Copper - 75x133 cm
Available
GES044
Gamal El Sagini
El- Sagini
1965
Bronze - 25x32x49 cm
Available
GES045
Gamal El Sagini
Hoda
1962
Gypsum - 30X28X27 cm
Artist Private Collection
GES047
Gamal El Sagini
Domes
1966
Gypsum - 66x25x30 cm
Artist Private Collection
GES049
Gamal El Sagini
El- Sagini "Abstract"
Bronze - 30x27x21 cm
Available
GES051
Gamal El Sagini
Magd
Bronze - 28x34x21 cm
Available
GES056
Gamal El Sagini
Naguib Mahfouz
Bronze - 42x14x15 cm
Available
GES058
Gamal El Sagini
The Sail
Bronze - 105x23x23 cm
Available
GS-P003
Gamal El Sagini
Boats
Oil Pastel on Paper - 24x34 cm
Available
GS-P004
Gamal El Sagini
Magd
21 October 1960
Oil & oil pastel on paper - 30x30 cm cm
Artist Private Collection
GS-P005
Gamal El Sagini
El Sagini
July 1954
Flowmaster on Paper - 30x44 cm
Private Acquisitions
GS-P006
Gamal El Sagini
El Sagini
November 1966
Oil Pastel on Paper - 33x47 cm
Private Acquisitions
GS-P007
Gamal El Sagini
Sayed Darwish
October 1960
Charcoal on Paper - 33x48 cm
Available
GS-P008
Gamal El Sagini
Hoda
1948
Oil on Wood - 34x45 cm
Private Acquisitions
GS-P009
Gamal El Sagini
Lenin
1973
Oil on Canvas - 34x46 cm
Available
GS-P010
Gamal El Sagini
Doll
July 1968
Oil and oil pastel on carton - 30x44 cm
Available
GS-P011
Gamal El Sagini
1938
Pastel on Paper - 35x40 cm
Available
GS-P012
Gamal El Sagini
Doll
1968
Oil & mixed media on wood - 35x49 cm
Available
GS-P014
Gamal El Sagini
Shrimps
Oil on Wood - 36x26 cm
Available
GS-P015
Gamal El Sagini
Gamal & Magd
1960
Oil Pastel on Paper - 47x30 cm
Private Acquisitions
GS-P016
Gamal El Sagini
Motherhood
May 1963
Oil Pastel on Paper - 47x66 cm
Available
GS-P017
Gamal El Sagini
Rooster
1969
Oil on paper - 48x62 cm
Available
GS-P018
Gamal El Sagini
Hoda
March 1956
Oil on Wood - 38x66 cm
Private Acquisitions
GS-P019
Gamal El Sagini
Boats
Oil Pastel on Paper - 58x34 cm
Available
GS-P020
Gamal El Sagini
Man in Dilemma
1967
Oil on Wood - 62x100 cm
Available
GS-P021
Gamal El Sagini
Doll
March 1973
Oil & mixed media on wood - 62x100 cm
Available
   
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