Source: Tehran Times
"De Chaque Cote, Les Etoiles Fusent" ("On Each Side the Stars Fuse"), a painting by Iranian artist Hossein Zenderudi was sold for $ 307,500 at Christie's Dubai sales of Modern and Contemporary Art on October 18.
The painting stands as the second-highest-priced item sold at the auction after "Les Annees de l'oiseau" (The Years of the Bird) by Lebanese artist Shafic Abboud (1926-2004), which was sold for $391,500.
A total of 113 items by the artists from the Middle East were sold at $6,473,250, Christie's has announced on its website.
Christie's celebrated its 250th anniversary in Dubai sales, putting the spotlight on art of Saqqakhaneh, an artistic movement that began in Iran during the 1960s.
Out of 41 artworks by Iranian artists offered at the auction, 39 were sold all at good prices.
Works by Faramarz Pilaram, Parviz Tanavoli, Farhad Moshiri and Nasser Ovissi were among the highlights of the auction.
Works by artists from Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Saudi Arabia went under the hammer at the auction.
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