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Iranian artworks shine at Dubai Christie's auction

Source: Tehran Times

Iranian artworks shone once again at the Dubai Christie's auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art held on March 18. "Zahra's Image", a mirror mosaic work made in 2009 by Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian that sold for $395,000, was among the highlights of the auction, Christie's announced on its website.

"Zahra's Image" by Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian

All the Iranian artworks offered at the auction were sold.

Other Iranian highlights included artworks by Hossein Zenderudi, which went for $293,000 and by Rokni Haerizadeh, which sold for $221,000.

Work by Egyptian artist Tahia Halim (1919-2003) was the highest lot sold at the auction at $749,000.

An abstract painting by Sohrab Sepehri, calligraphic paintings by Mohammad Ehsaii and a painting by Kurosh Shishegaran were among the Iranian items.

Works by Egyptian artists accounted for $2.8 million of the sale, followed by works by Iranian artists accounting for $2.3 million.

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