Bonham’s Holds New Auction Featuring Iranian Art

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Bonham’s auction house announced 20 new Iranian artists to be added to their collection starting April 20th, 2015.

The new announced auction titled A Century of Iraqi Art and Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art featured works by artists from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, and Tunisia.

Some of the highlights of the auction included celebrated artist Sohrab Sephehri whose two works were  sold at the staggering price of $119,000 and $128,000, greatly surpassing their estimates which were between $52,000 to $74,000.

Another prominent highlight of the auction was the artwork named “Alef” by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri which was offered with an estimated price of $74,000 to $100,000. Moshiri also surpassed his estimate and sold for a whooping $128,781.

The highest priced lot however went to Iraqi artist Shakir Hassan Al Said whose work titled “Cubist Cockerel” sold for $289,571.

To get the full list of works sold along with their final prices, you can visit the Bonham’s website.