|Iranian artworks to grace Dubai Christie’s||
TEHRAN -- Dubai Christie’s will offer 40 artworks by 36 prominent Iranian artists during its sales of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art this year at three different times.
The pre-sale exhibition for Part I, Part II and the Watch sale will be open to the public from October 27 onwards at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, where a selection of the Part III lots will also be on view, Christie’s has announced on its website.
As an additional highlight of the evening on October 29, Christie’s will present “Oh Persepolis II”, a six foot tall sculpture by Parviz Tanavoli. In 2008, Christie’s presented the sister piece “The Wall” (Oh Persepolis), which fetched the current world auction record price for any work by Tanavoli and for any Middle Eastern artist, when it sold for $2.8 million.
However, the top lot of the entire sale season is a true masterpiece by the Turkish-Jordanian artist Fahr El-Nissa Zeid (1901-1991), entitled “Splitting the Atom and Vegetal Life” painted in 1962 at the height of the artist’s career (estimate $3-4 million).
Paintings, calligraphy works, sculptures and photos by Hossein Zendehrudi, Parvaneh Etemadi, Farhad Moshiri, Faramarz Pilaram, Abbas Kiarostami, Afshin Pirhashemi and Ali Shirazi are among the works to go under the hammer during the auction.
Christie’s online sale will run until November 11.
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