Date: June 24
Source: Tavoos & Tehran Times
Tehran experienced its first big art auction here on Friday at the Parsian Azadi Hotel, where the entire collection being offered was sold out.
Michael Jeha, Managing Director of Christie’s Middle East, Khaled Samawi, Dubai`s Ayyam Gallery Director and Head of the sale Alireza Sami-Azar were among the participants who watched actor Reza Kianian leading the event.
The Tehran Auction set a new record in the history of Iranian auctions at its first evening sale, selling all 73 items.
A painting by Sohrab Sepehri was the star of the night and the highest-priced item sold at the auction ($154,000).
The next highest price went to calligrapher Mohammad Ehsaii’s“Allah”($97,000).
A small statue by Parviz Tanavoli stood third ($94,000). Works by Masud Arabshahi, Sedaqat Jabbari and Nasrollah Afjeii also came next.
Kourosh Shishehgaran, Afshin Pirhashemi, Reza Derakhshani, Abbas Kiarostami, Sirak Melkonian, Manuchehr Yektaee, Hossein Zendehroodi, Parviz Kalantari, Aydin Aghdashloo, Gholamhossein Nami, Nasser Oveisi, Yaghoob Emdadian, Mohsen Vaziri, Jalal Shabahangi, Abbas Kiarostami, Reza Kianian, Arman Estepanian, Bijan Seifouri, Alireza Fani, Shadi Ghadirian, Majid Koorang Beheshti, Amirhossein Heshmati, Kourosh Adim, Pouya Arianpour, Ahmad Morshedloo, Shahriar Ahmadi, Bita Vakili, Tahereh Samadi Tari, Golnaz Fathi, Vahid Chamani, Mojtaba Tajik, Dana Nehdaran, Darish Gharezad, Reza Mafi, Faramarz Pilaram, Hossein Kazemi, Jafar Roohbakhsh, Parviz Tanavoli, Hamed Rashtian, Behruz Daresh, Kambiz Sabri, Mehrdad Mohebali, Farah Ossuli, Nosratollah Moslemian, Nasser Palangi, Vahed Khakdan, Salar Ahmadian, Ghassem Hajizadeh, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Amirsadegh Tehrani, Sadegh Tabrizi, Adel Younessi, Mona Paad, Sadegh Tirafkan, Sahand Hessamian, Habib Sadegh, Reza Yahyaee, Roxanna Manuchehri and Sara Arianpour are among the artists whose works were sold during the event.