Leading Modern & Contemporary artists represented in Christie's Dubai's April auction


Works by leading artists including Zenderoudi, Sepehri, Moshiri, Moudarres, Guiragossian, Kayyali and Essaydi will lead the Christie’s sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art to be held in Dubai on April 16 and 17, 2013.

The part II sale which offers work from more contemporary, emerging artists, will once again include pieces from $3,000. Hala Khayat, Christie’s Specialist and Head of Sale, commented: “It has been a busy few months leading up to the Spring sales and to have such a strong group of modern works is very encouraging.


There are also works by established contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists, which complement the modern highlights of the Part I sale. The Part II sale brings together modern Arab and Iranian masters with the younger, cutting edge artists, several being offered at auction for the first time. The selection includes sculptures, works on paper, paintings and photographs with estimates from $3,000. This two-part combination will attract the interest of new collectors and be a match for the increasingly mature tastes of our existing clients.”

The highest value work in the sale is a seminal piece by Iranian Farhad Moshiri (b. 1963) entitled Secret Garden from 2009, which is one of the few works that depicts the artist’s self-portrait (estimate: $300,000-500,000). Another highlight of the sale is a monumental painting by Syrian pioneer Fateh Moudarres (1922-1999) dated 1960, representing a faceless crowd, stripped of their identity, alluding to the political events and social tragedies in the Middle East at the time (estimate: $150,000-200,000). 

Christie's Dubai auction April (Art daily)

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