Auction Results Sotheby's 21 April 2015 auction of Contemporary Art in Doha achieved a strong total of $7,511,125. The sale was 76% sold by lot and records were established for 11 artists. The top lot of tonight’s sale was one of Christopher Wool’s earliest, most desirable and sought-after pattern paintings which fetched $1,330,000 – setting a new benchmark for a work by the artist in the Middle East. In addition there were strong prices for other major international Contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor and Rudolf Stingel, while top-calibre works by leading Arab & Iranian artists particularly those from Egypt & Lebanon also performed well.
Following the tremendous success of last year's sale in which thirteen artists record prices were achieved including that of Shirin Neshat and Ali Banisadr, Contemporary Art returns to Doha on 21 April 2015. The sale includes a selection of high-caliber works from leading Middle Eastern and international contemporary artists, from Anish Kapoor and Chant Avedissian, to Ayman Baalbaki and Manal Al Dowayan, artists who have all achieved record breaking prices in past Doha sales. The sale will also focus on artists who are redefining contemporary art through a global dialogue, many of whom are being introduced in the region for the first time.