Various Iranian art pieces have fetched high prices at Dubai Christie’s during its seasonal Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art sale.
Parviz Tanavoli’s a six foot tall sculpture titled “Oh Persepolis II” fetched $940,000 on first night of the auction.
Tanavoli’s “The Wall (Oh Persepolis I)” was also offered in the 2008 Christie’s which hit record high when it was sold for $2.8 million.
The creation of Turkish-Jordanian artist Fahr El-Nissa Zeid (1901-1991), titled “Splitting the Atom and Vegetal Life” took the highest bid while fetched $ 2,700,000.
Calligraphic-painting by Mohammad Ehsaie was hammered at $400,000, and the painting by Kami Yousefi sold at $100,000.
Some 40 artworks created by 36 Iranian artists were offered at different sections of the auction including part I, Part II and Part III held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai.
Leading modern and contemporary Middle Eastern and Turkish artists presented their works at this seasonal auction.
Paintings, calligraphy works, sculptures and photos by Hossein Zendehroudi, Parvaneh Etemadi, Farhad Moshiri, Faramarz Pilaram, Abbas Kiarostami, Afshin Pirhashemi were among the works that went under the hammer.
Acclaimed Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri’s seminal piece “The Secret Garden” fetched an above-estimated price at the previous edition of Christie’s auction in Dubai that was held in April.
Christie’s auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30.
Christie’s Part III Middle Eastern Art sale which is only for online bidding kicked off on October 24 and will run until November11, 2013.
By Press TV
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