It is finally here - our 20 October sale of Twentieth Century Arab and Iranian Art! Globe-trotting our highlights around the world from Los Angeles to Dubai, art lovers everywhere have expressed their appreciation of a stunning selection of works to please every eye.

GUESTS ADMIRING WORKS FROM THE UPCOMING MIDDLE EAST SALES AT PRIVATE VIEW AND DINNER AT THE RIRA GALLERY.

Head of sale Ashkan Baghestani has delivered a careful selection of the finest works on offer from modernist icons such as Yektai and Sepehri to the edgy statements of a Newsha Tavakolian.

Estimates will appear very attractive in comparison to the local market, and as Frieze week has just witnessed, with the sterling at its lowest in 31 years, London should prove a great selling centre.

Patrons of Middle Eastern art have a unique opportunity to bid for a superb work by Monir Farmanfarmaian, an iconic Zenderoudi, a rare Bahman Mohassess, and even an outstanding Hossein Khosrojerdi at a highly attractive estimate.

A superb Bani Sadr fills the back cover of the catalogue that has a chart-topping Etel Adnan abstract on the front.


SAMIA HALABY, CORD RUNNER AND BOARD. ESTIMATE £20,000—30,000.

Mahmoud Said, Samia Halaby and a special Ahmed Mater will tempt all those who look for Arab masterpieces. All in all, this is a sale that should truly underline the significance of this market on the international platform. Don't miss it!

Ahead of the sale, Rose Issa will be in conversation at Sotheby’s New Bond Street on Sunday from 2pm. The curator, writer and producer will be discussing the upcoming sale as well as her new book, Signs of our Times, From Calligraphy to Calligraffiti. Details are below on how to RSVP for the event.

20th Century Art/ Middle East

20 October 2016 | London