Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the third annual Arts of the Middle East and India week in London. Three auctions will take place between 23 and 25 October: Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art, Arts of the Islamic World and 20th Century Art/ Middle East. These sales bring together artworks and paintings from over one thousand years of production, spanning the vast area from South Asia to Western Europe.
The run of sales opens with 20th Century Art / Middle East on the 23 October, featuring ground-breaking works by the most significant artists of the last century, including Samia Halaby, Mayo, Manouchehr Yektai and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi and Mahmoud Said.
The Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction on 25 October comprises inspirational artworks from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries by some of the most important and avant-garde artists from India and the subcontinent. The upcoming sale will cater to the continued demand for good-quality artworks with stellar provenances, featuring an exciting and diverse selection of paintings, drawings and sculpture. The auction includes works by notable modern masters such as Maqbool Fida Husain, Jehangir Sabavala, Bhupen Khakhar and Sayed Haider Raza, as well as by leading contemporary artists such as Ravinder Reddy and Waseem Ahmed.
The Arts of the Islamic World sale on the 25 of October covers the vast historical and geographical breadth of art produced under Islamic patronage, celebrating the diverse artistic traditions that flourished from Spain through North Africa, the Middle East, Persia and India from the 8th to the 19th centuries.