(Persia Digest) – 57 pieces of art by 44 artists will go under the hammer at Christie’s London from 25 October 2017.

Christie’s London is auctioning modern contemporary works from the Middle East and 57 works by 44 Iranian artists in its 23rd auction for the Middle East in London.

The countries taking part in this auction are from Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, and the UAE. Prominent Iranian artists Parviz Tanavoli and Farhad Moshiri are auctioning two works here.

Some of the works from Iran are estimated to be from among the most expensive in this auction. The work by Bahman Mohassess entitled “Tiresia did not know much about the future” has been priced at

260-320 thousand USD. A work by Javad Salim from Iraq is also among the expensively priced works at the auction by the name of “Watermelon Seller”.

One of the highest estimates belongs to Hossein Zendehrudi priced at 200-260 thousand USD. This price range is shared by Shafiq Abud, the late Lebanese artist, with a three-piece work entitled “The Vertical Room”.

Most of the works are priced at more or less 160-230 thousand USD. Three works by Iranian artists can also be seen here: “Standing Lovers’ in the “Heech” [Nothing] series of Parviz Tanavoli, “Besuzanash” [Burn It] by Ali Banisadre, and “Kasseh Shenavar” [Floating Bowl] by Farhad Moshiri. Works by other Iranian artists, Manuchehr Yektaei, Faramarz Pilaram, and Farhad Moshiri are in the price range of 110-150 thousand USD.

Other works by Sohrab Sepehri are estimated to be auctioned between 90-120 thousand USD, calligraphy by Nasrollah Afja’ei at 59-71 thousand USD, Kurosh Shishegaran’s “Blue Minature” at 26-32 thousand USD, Reza Derakhshani’s painting “Bloody Hunt” at 56-90 thousand USD, Monir Farmanfarmaian’s work “Heartbeat” at 78-100 thousand USD, and another work by Parvis Tanavoli priced at 29-36 thousand USD.

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