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Tehran's "Seven Views" exhibition wraps up with $300,000 in sale

TEHRAN, March 2 (Mehr News Agency) -- The second edition of the exhibition entitled "Seven Views" displaying works by the giants of Iranian visual arts drew to a close on Saturday, having sold 180 artworks with takings of approximately $300,000.

Mohammad Ehsaii's "Allah" was the highest-priced piece to be sold, fetching about $20,000 and a painting by Kurosh Shishehgaran was the second highest priced sale at approx. $15,000.

A painting by Sadeq Tabrizi was sold for $1000, and Bahram Dabiri's painting went for $900.

Ranking the participating artists by the number of items sold at the expo, Fatemeh Bahrami with nine sold paintings stood first, Bita Fayyazi with 8 works stood second and Alireza Sa'adatmand, Afsaneh Taebi, Naser Mohmmadzadeh and Ali Mashhadi came third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

The second edition of the "Seven Views" expo opened on February 15 at Tehran's Niavaran Cultural Center.

The Aria, Elaheh, Dey, Golestan, Haft-Samar, Vali and Mah-e Mehr galleries displayed paintings, sculptures, calligraphy works, calligraphy-paintings and other artworks by 170 artists in the exhibit.

Secretary of the event Lili Golestan said in the closing ceremony that before the beginning of the third expo next year facilities will be provided for private collectors to put their works on sale.

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