TEHRAN, (IRANART)- Christie’s Dubai will hold a sale of contemporary Middle Eastern art on March 18 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, with works by Iranian artists among the highlights.
A collection of 49 artworks by 32 Iranian artists will go under the hammer alongside works by artists from Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Syrian and Turkey.
Leading the sale is the monumental “Odyssey of a People” by Palestinian artist Ismail Shammout (1930–2006), on public display for the first time since 2002.
Other highlights include “Kitten” from the Fluffy Friends series by Farhad Moshiri offered at $100,000 to $150,000, and a painting by Hossein Zenderoudi offered at $180,000 to $ 220,000. Works by Sohrab Sepehri and Tala Madani are also included.
Other Iranian artists whose works are up for sale include Mohammad Ehsai, Ali Banisadr, Afshin Pirhashemi and Parviz Tanavoli.
Six works by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Said (1897–1964) are also offered, including “Introspection”, the artist’s most famous self-portrait executed in charcoal. Other highlights include paintings by Lebanese master Paul Guiragossian (1926–1993), pioneering Iraqi artist Faeq Hassan (1914–1992), and works by a group of rising young stars from Turkey.
Source: Tehran Times