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Works by celebrated Iranian artists shine at Bonhams

Date: 15 April 2017

Works of art by a number of celebrated Iranian artists will go under the hammer at the Bonhams auction house sale in London set for April 26.

Works by artists from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Sudan and Algeria will also be offered at “Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art”, Bonhams has announced on its website.

Being offered are 74 lots, 23 of which belong to Iranian artists with the highest prices.


“Abstract Composition in Brown” by Masud Arabshahi is on sale at an estimated price of $38,000 to 50,000, while Hossein Zenderudi’s “Despina” is on sale at $75,000 to 100,000.


In addition, “Qazvin”, a mirror-mosaic and reverse-glass by Monir Farmanfarmaian, is a high price offering at the sale at $130,000 to 250,000.

Among the highest bids of the night are works by Mahmoud Said (Egypt), Kadhim Hayder (Iraq), Hussein Bicar (Egypt) and Jewad Selim (Iraq).

Abbas Kiarostami, Farideh Lashai, Farhad Moshiri and Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam are among other Iranian artists whose works will be auctioned.

Source: Tehran Times