Tehran Auction set for May 27 

May 23, 2016

TEHRAN – The fifth edition of the Tehran Auction, the auction of modern and contemporary Iranian art, will take place in Tehran’s Parsian Azadi Hotel on Friday, May 27.

The auction, which is believed to be among the largest auctions in the Middle East, has provided a preview for interested buyers on May 25 and 26 to study the works for sale.

The famous Iranian actor Reza Kianian, who conducted the auction several times, announced his withdrawal from the auction last year.

It is believed that stage director and presenter Hossein Pakdel, who was invited to cooperate as the auctioneer of the classical Iranian artists section last year, most probably will succeed Kianian.

Artworks by a number of deceased and living artists including Parviz Tanavoli, Aidin Aghdashlu, Nasrollah Afjei, Parviz Kalantari, Farideh Lashai and Reza Mafi will go under the hammer on Friday.

The auction is run by art expert Alireza Sami-Azar, a former director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

The 4th Tehran Auction smashed last year’s record by grossing 214 billion rials (over $6.4 million). 

Photo: A painting by Nasser Ovissi offered at 4th Tehran Auction 


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