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49 works by 32 Iranian Artists will be hammered at Christie’s Dubai
From left: ‘The Shadow of Stars’ by Charles-Hossein Zenderoudi, an untitled work by Bahman Mohassess from his ‘Still Life’ series and ‘The Light’ by Ali Banisadr (cover of the back of catalogue)


Date: 15 March 2017

Running in its 11th consecutive year, Christie’ March auction will be one of the largest to date showcasing the very best of modern and contemporary art from the region, in particular the concurrent themes and images that were tackled across Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt. 

A total of 114 artists will have access to the international platform Christie‘s has been developing for the arts of the region.

Sohrab Sepehri 

The majority of works offered in the Dubai auction on 18 March are from private collections, spread from as far as Los Angeles to Amman, from Arkansas to Sweden, Argentina to Beirut, which lays testament to the far reach of art from the Middle East and the maturity of its market and the pivotal positioning of Christie’s Dubai.

A work by the Iranian Artist Charles Hossein Zenderoudi appears on this term of Christie’s Catalogue.

Ali Banisadr
In May 2006 Christie's held its first auction of International Modern & Contemporary Art in the Middle East, in Dubai. As a growing sign of maturity for Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, Christie’s Dubai introduced a Part I and Part II sales spread over two consecutive days in October 2011. 

The Dubai auctions continue to act as a major catalyst in the development of the art market in the Middle East. Featured artists include Parviz Tanavoli, Mahmoud Said, Paul Guiragossian, Fateh Moudarres, Mohammed Ehsai, Abdulnasser Gharem, Hamed Nada, Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar, Ayman Baalbaki, Shirin Neshat and many others.

  Sirak Melkonian

The Iranian artists whose works will go on auction include Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980), Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937) Reza Derakhshani (b.1952), Ali Banisadr (b.1976), Farad Moshiri (b.1963), Sirak Melkonian (b.1930), Marco Gregorian (1925-2007), Abolghassem Saidi (b.1926), Hossein Kazemi (1924-1996), Faramarz Pilgrim (1937-1982), Mohammad Ehsan (b.1939), Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (b.1937), Nasrollah Afjehei (b. 1933), Roshanak Aminelahi (b.1972), Mohammad Bozorgi (b. 1978), Korosh Shishegaran (b.1945), Massoud Arabshahi (b.1935), Farideh Lashaee (1944-2013), Behjat Sadr (1924-2009), Shirin Aliabadi (b.1973), Nasser Assar (1928-2011), Shadi Ghadirian (b.1974), Afshin Pirhashemi (b.1974), Tala Madani (1981), Bahman Dadkhah (b.1941), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b.1924), Hamed Sahihi (b.1980).

The 22nd Middle East Christie’s Auction will be held on 18 March 2017 at Jumeiah Emirate Towers.


Farhad Moshiri 
Source: Tavoos