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.
Please note that the provenance for this work should read as follow:
Collection of the Artist's Family, Egypt
Private Collection, Paris (acquired from the above in 2013)
Please also note that the correct orientation of the painting should be horizontal and not vertical as shown in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the correct measurement for this work is 203 by 188cm.; 80 by 74 in.
Please note that the provenance for this work should read as follows: Pi Artworks, Istanbul
please note that this work will be included in the Ramses Younan catalogue raisonné being prepared by Jean Colombain.
Please kindly note that the correct medium for this work is oil on canvas and not acrylic on paper as stated in the catalogue.