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Tanavoli's Persepolis sculpture breaks record at Dubai art sale

Press TV -- Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli sets a new auction record as a Middle Eastern artists at Christie's international art sale in Dubai.

Tanavoli's sculpture 'The Wall (Oh Persepolis)' reportedly fetched some $2.84 million at Christie's fourth auction of modern and contemporary art in Dubai on Wednesday.

'The Wall (Oh Persepolis)' is a bronze sculpture nearly 2 meters tall covered in hieroglyphics.

London-based Christie's announced that it had sold over $20 million of mainly Iranian and Arab artwork in the auction, highlighting works by prominent Iranian artists such as Charles Hossein Zenderoudi and Mohammed Ehsai.

Dubai is becoming one of the most popular hotspots for art enhusiasts.

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