CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTIONS MIDDLE EAST
Are you a new collector with a spare 7000 dollars lying around and a love for contemporary Middle Eastern art? Preview lots for the Ayyam Auctions The Young Collectors Auction until 16 January 2012, then head to Ayyam Art Center in Dubai the next day for the auction proper.
As stated in a press release sent out by Ayyam Auctions on 9 January 2011,
Ayyam Auctions invites you to preview the lots from The Young Collectors Auction starting today, 9 January, until 16 January at the Ayyam Art Center in Al Quoz. With the majority of estimates in the USD3,000 to USD7,000 range, this sale will feature both Arab and Iranian artists in a variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, photography and limited editions including revered names of the region such as Samia Halaby, Huda Lutfi and Asaad Arabi, rising contemporary stars such as Shadi Ghadirian, Qaswra Hafez and Oussama Baalbaki and new discoveries like Lara Zankoul and Mohammad Badr. Further highlights of the auction will include fifteen beautiful works from the Nazir Ismail collection, representing an exceptional view of the Damascus art scene over the past seventy years.
The Young Collectors Auction will be held on 17 January at 7pm at the Ayyam Art Center in Al Quoz, Dubai.
- India Art Fair’s Collectors’ Circle educates new buyers – December 2011 – a new initiative by India Art Fair aimed at building confidence of young collectors
- Shirin Neshat’s inspiration from home – TED video – December 2011 – Neshat tells TED audience how, as an artist in exile, her homeland of Iran inspires her
- Painter Nihad Al Turk creates myths daily at Beirut’s Ayyam Gallery – picture post – June 2011 – bleakness abounds in work by Syrian painter Al-Turk
- Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian collected by The Met – January 2011 – find out which work was selected
- Christie’s in Dubai sets record for most pricey Arab artwork – November 2009 – a double calligraphy piece by Egyptian artist Ahmed Mustafa fetched USD662,500
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