Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art

Outstanding 20th Century Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art

By Roxane Zand

There are certain occasions when a particularly strong sale graces the calendar. This April's sale of Arab, Iranian and Turkish art is one such occasion. There is truly something for every taste, with some outstanding works of museum quality. 

From rare-to-market artists such as Siah Armajani, to lesser-seen works by Farshid Maleki or Salem Habashi (Mogli), Sothebys is at the forefront of bringing the most sought-after and desirable works to the market. Of special importance are the top lots by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Said and an exceptional Bahman Mohasses. Smaller works by this latter artist offer the chance to own a Mohasses at an affordable level.

Participating in a bid to acquire any one of the paintings however is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Popular artist Mayo, as well as a beautiful Farid Belkahia prove that auction is indeed the best route to the most attractive works. Ahmet Mater, now at the head of the MISK Art Institute, Maha Malluh whose works have shone at various institutions, and not least, Monir Farmanfarmaian who has just had a museum dedicated to her, all make up one of the best sales of the year.

Click here to browse through the catalogue and make an early bid to participate. Just call +44 207 293 5000 and ask to speak to the Bids dept. Supply your details and register for the work you want. It's as simple as that!

MAIN IMAGE: FARID BELKAHIA, FOULE (CROWD), 1963. ESTIMATE £4,000–6,000.

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