Iranian Artists at Christie’s 2014 Dubai Auction [from Tehran News]

This week , it’s Christie’s MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ARAB, IRANIAN & TURKISH ART  auction, which will take place on 19 March 2014 in Dubai. The auction features art from across the Middle East, including work from 20 Iranian artists. Quoted below, is the Tehran Times story on the auction and the Iranian artists whose works are featured.

A selection of works by prominent Iranian artists will be offered for sale at Dubai Christie’s auction of Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, which is scheduled to be held on March 19.

Works by 20 internationally reputed artists such as Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, and painters Masud Arabshahi and Farideh Lashaii will be auctioned at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Christie’s has announced on its website.

The highlight of this edition includes three calligraphic paintings by Mohammad Ehsaii, three paintings by Farhad Moshiri and two works by Hossein Zendehrudi.

Works by deceased artists Mansur Qandriz (1935-1965), and the female artist Farideh Lashaii (1944-2013) are also in the collection.

According to Michael Jeha, the managing director of Christie’s in the Middle East, “This will provide a more convenient, single moment for visiting international collectors to see the very best of art from the region in one week.”

Masterpieces from the Pharos Art Collection and from the Maath Alousi Collection, comprising Egyptian painter Mahmoud Said, and Syrian painter Fateh Moudarres are also included.

In addition, the 8th Edition of Art Dubai, the largest and most established contemporary art fair in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, will also take place in Madinat Jumeirah concurrent with the auction, offering commissioned projects and performances along with educational workshops, which will be held from March 19 to 22.

[Source: Tehran Times]