Source: Tehran Times
"Zahra's Image", a mirror mosaic work made in 2009 by Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, leads Dubai Christie's auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art on March 18, 2015. The mirror mosaic, a reverse-glass painting and plaster on wood in aluminum, is the highest-priced item at the auction with the estimated price of $350,000 to 500,000, Christie's has announced on its website.
Farmanfarmaian has worked closely with local craftsmen to create her three-dimensional panels. The mirror pieces were cut to fit the required shape and geometric patterns to recreate mirror mosaics that are reminiscent of aristocratic homes of 17th and 18th century Iran.
In addition, a retrospective of her works will open in the Guggenheim Museum in New York on March 13 and run until June 3.
This season, Christie's Dubai is pleased to present an exceptional sale bringing together some of the finest works of art from leading collections in the region.
Iranian highlights of the auction include a painting by Bahman Mohasses offered with an estimated price of $80,000 - $100,000, a calligraphic painting by Mohammad Ehsaii (estimate: $120,000 - $180,000), a painting by Farhad Moshiri (estimate: $150,000 - $200,000) and a painting by Behjat Sadr (estimate: $40,000 - $60,000).
For the first time, the sale will also include a focus on Palestinian art, led by the most iconic composition in Palestinian cultural and artistic history, Jamal Al Muhammel II by Suleiman Mansour.
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