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Sohrab Sepehri's painting leads Tehran art sale

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

The late Sohrab Sepehri

An exciting sale of Persian art is opening Friday at Tehran's Golestan Gallery, offering an impressive range of paintings, sculptures and calligraphy led by Sohrab Sepehri's pen and ink cock priced at 1.2 billion rials (about $120,000).

Reza Mafi's calligraphy artwork marked at 180 million rials (about $18,000) and the beautiful Allah inscribed by Mohammad Ehsaii priced at 120 million rials (about $12,000) are some of the highlights of the 18th edition of the "100 Works, 100 Artists" exhibit opening on July 30.

What comes next is Abbas Kiarostami's colored pencil drawing with a price of 100 million rials (about $10,000). This is the first time a drawing by the acclaimed filmmaker will be put on show, the Public Relations Office of the gallery reported on Tuesday.

In addition, three more unique drawings by Sepehri each worth about 40 million rials (about $4,000) are on the show.

Sculptures by Esmaeil Tavakkoli known as Mash Esmaeil and one by Hossein Mahjubi each tagged 90 million rials (about $9,000) will also go on sale at the exhibit.

Paintings by Farideh Lashaii, copper work by Jafar Ruhbakhsh, and creations by Jazeh Tabatabaii are other highlights of the show.

Also included are works by young artists who are displaying their works beside those done by masters in lower prices about 1.5 million rials (about $150).

Two private collectors are also collaborating this year displaying some of the best of their collections for sale.

"100 Works, 100 Artists" was established in 1992 with 75 artists and this year 191 artists are displaying 250 works.

The exhibit will take place from July 30 to August 13 at the venue of the gallery located at 42 Kamasaii St. in the Darus neighborhood.

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