Iran art auction smashes record

Iran art auction smashes record
ID : N-4493 Date : 2019/02/23 - 12:00

(Persia Digest) - Iran’s Baran art auction has hit a new record in its third edition with sales of almost 12 billion tomans and set a record for selling the most expensive artwork.

The auction was held on Friday evening (March 1st) focusing on calligraphy and Iranian-Islamic arts. It sold 46 artworks for a total of 11.769 billion tomans.


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A Mus'haf version of the Holy Quran engraved by Raeen Ali Akbar Khanzadeh went under the hammer for 1.700 billion tomans and became the most expensive artwork sold at an Iranian auction.

Another surprise at the auction was the setting of a new record by Mir Emad Hassani, the most celebrated Persian calligrapher. His six-piece regha calligraphy painting which was estimated at 600-650 million tomans was sold at 700 million tomans.

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