The artwork of Adonis

Updated 1:21 PM ET, Wed February 8, 2012
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Adonis, 82, won last year's German Goethe Prize and was a favorite for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Courtesy Torstein Blixfjord
Adonis makes collages with random passages of Arabic poetry and diverse materials including rags, yarn, documents and used cans. Courtesy Adonis
This colleage, including photographs and electronic components, was made in 2011. Courtesy Adonis
Adonis has been making his collages for about 10 years. Courtesy Adonis
The writing in Adonis's collages includes his own verse as well as classical Arabic poetry. Courtesy Adonis
This is one of the oldest collages in Adonis's exhibition, dating from 1993. Courtesy Adonis
Adonis's artwork is unframed in the exhibition to show its rich texture. Courtesy Adonis