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Culture vultures take in Tehran's Seven Views exhibition

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (Mehr News Agency) -- A total of 140 artworks have been sold at the ongoing Seven Views exhibition at Tehran's Niavaran Cultural Center, grossing 1.5 billion rials (about $158,000) after two days of the sale.

The most expensive artwork sold so far was a painting by Nosratollah Moslemian, which was purchased by the Eqtesad Novin Bank for 90 million rials (about $9500).

A painting by Aidin Aghdashlu was sold to the bank for 50 million rials (about $5300).

The showcase, which is regarded as this year's grand exhibition of visual arts, also sold six tableaus by Adel Yunesi.

In addition, Mehdi Sahabi and Golnaz Fat'hi each sold five works, and Seyyed Mohammad Ehsaii and Hannibal Alkhas each sold three works.

Exhibition visitors also purchased works by Mohammad Javadipur, Yaqub Ammamepich, Mohammad-Ebrahim Jafari, Shahla Habibi, Ahmad Vakili, Maryam Salur, Jalal Shabahangi, Seyyed Mehdi Hosseini, and Hossein Mahjubi.

The show is being cosponsored by seven Tehran galleries, the Aria, Elaheh, Dey, Golestan, Haft Samar, Vali, and Mah-e Mehr galleries.

About 500 works of 140 Iranian calligraphers, sculptors, and painters have been put on display in the event, which will run until March 9.

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