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The third Tehran Auction will take place this Friday, May 30, at Tehran’s Hotel Parsian Azadi. The auction will feature works by the great established names of Iranian contemporary art, such as Parviz Tanavoli, Aydin Aghdashloo, Sohrab Sepehri, Mohammad Ehsai, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, and Farideh Lashai, as well as emerging artists.
The lots will be available for viewing today and tomorrow, and the auction begins on Friday at 6 PM local (Tehran) time. There is a beautifully rendered digital catalogue accessible through their site, here.
The Tehran Auction is a privately developed initiative organized by former head of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Dr. Alireza Samiazar. It began as “an endeavour to fulfill the increasing interest in modern and contemporary Iranian art and to facilitate the acquisition of the best quality works of various genres. It also aims to support the domestic art market as a key basis for the international market.”
Our very own director, Homa Taraji is currently in Tehran, in support of the auction so hopefully we will have exciting information and images for you, soon!
Last year’s auction sold out the entire collection, generating 2.1 million dollars (65,450,000,000 Rials)! You can watch the auction live, here, to see what this year’s auction brings in.