|Iranian artworks raise about $2.5m at Dubai Christie’s auction||
Director of the Office for Visual Arts Majid Mollanoruzi attended the auction which was held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on March 19.
Twenty-six paintings, calligraphic paintings and sculptures by Iranian artists were offered at the auction.
“Black” by the U.S. based Iranian artist Ali Banisadr fetched $339,750, standing third among the top 10 most expensive artworks sold.
However, the fiberglass sculpture by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli estimated at $350,000 remained unsold.
Christie’s latest auction in Dubai saw 140 artworks raise a total of over $10.6 million, an increase of 65 percent compared to last year’s sales total, Christie’s announced on its website.
Two works by Egyptian artists Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar “Construction of the Suez Canal” and Mahmoud Said “Haguer” grabbed the first and second title.
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