Iran sells 39 artworks in Christie’s

Iran managed to sell 39 artworks at 21st edition of Christie’s Auction held in Dubai.

The 21st edition of Christie’s Middle East Auction opened on October 18 by presence of 41 Iranian artworks. Iranian artworks were displayed in the Auction and 39 works could be sold during the event.

In this edition of the auction, more than 113 works of art from Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia were showed to the international art lovers. The best Modern and Contemporary Art works were displayed to participants.

Some Iranians works were among the most expensive masterpieces and one work by Hossein Zendeh-Roudi was recorded as the second most expensive work sold in this edition of the auction.

Works by the late Sohrab Sepehri, Nasser Assar, Reza Mafi, Maliheh Afnan, Hossein Zendeh-Roudi, Mohammad Ehsaei, Nasrollah Afjai, and Sadeq Tabrizi are among the Iranian artists.

A collection of rare and delicate pieces from the leaders of the Saqqakhaneh School, which originated in Iran in the early 1960s, was also displayed at the event.

Also on show were a few drawings from Tanavoli, who is much better known for his sculptures than these rare pieces, which have been rendered on cardboard. Prices range from as little as US$1,000 to $150,000.

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