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Iranian artistic works to be auctioned by Christie

TEHRAN, Jan.13 (ISNA)-Iranian artistic works are to be sold in the world's most significant winter auction in Dubai.

This is the second Christie arts sale in Islamic countries hosted by Dubai with the major presence of Iranian artists in the event.

"Two sculptures entitled "Nothing" by Parviz Tanavoli, two calligraphic paintings by Mohammad Ehsaei, three paintings by Masoud Arabshahi along with other artistic works by Abbas Kiyarostami, Yaghoub Emdadian, Faride Lashaei, Farah Osouli, Hussein Khosrojerdi, Bahman Jalali, Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Golnaz Fathi, Mansoureh Husseini, Mohsen Vaziri Moghadam and Gholam Hussein Nami are to represented in the 6 day exhibition of "Modern and Contemporary International Arts" in Dubai," informed the Iranian expert and coordinator, Alirez Samiazar.

"The highest estimated price is dedicated to the painting of "Divine Names" by Mohammad Ehsaei and the sculpture entitled "Nothing" by Parviz Tanavoli for 50-70 thousand dollars," informed Samiazar.

This is while in the first round of Christie auctions held last May, Iranian works of art were sold for prices ten times what they were first estimated.

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