Sotheby’s Dubai exhibition previews London sale

Monir Farmanfarmaian's Mirror Ball from 1976, a piece from Farhad Moshiri's Jar Series and The Woman, The Moon and The Branch, one of the most important works by renowned Iraqi artist Shakir Hassan Al-Said are just three of the highlights of the forthcoming Sotheby's exhibition to be held in Dubai next week. To coincide with Art Week, where several priceless pieces of art are showing across numerous high quality exhibitions, Sotheby's auction house are showing Middle-Eastern masterworks in Dubai ahead of Arab & Iranian Art Week in London.

Held from 14-16 March, the public exhibition in DIFC will show works offered for sale at Sotheby’s London, as part of a week dedicated to over 1000 years of Arab and Iranian art, which will take place in London from 15-22 April.

Ashkan Baghestani, Sotheby’s Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art Specialist and Head of Sale, said: “We are hugely excited to present a treasure-trove of artworks from across the region and cultures for our Dubai exhibition. Together these works chart a history of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East, with a particular focus on portraiture. They will form part of a ground-breaking week of London auctions, including the first-ever Iranian single-owner sale in the UK– a collection that reflects decades of connoisseurship defined by cross-cultural encounters.” www.sothebys.com

* aseaman@thenational.ae

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