A contemporary Arab painting by Mahmoud Sabri in an auction selling arab paintings

Selling Contemporary Arab Art with Sotheby's

Arab, Turkish, or Iranian Art Consigned with Sotheby's

Get Started with a Middle Eastern Art Estimate

Get Started with a Middle Eastern Art Estimate

Wonder how much your contemporary Arab, Turkish or Iranian painting might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your item.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my Arab, Turkish or Iranian painting?
    Sotheby's contemporary Arab art auctions continually attract collectors and new buyers from around the world. With sales happening both online and in-person throughout the year, there are always opportunities to sell your Middle Eastern painting to an international audience at Sotheby's.
  • Is my painting valuable even if I do not see a signature?
    Sotheby's Arab art specialists have decades of experience in appraising and identifying masterpieces of Middle Eastern art. Even without a signature, Sotheby's specialists can sometimes attribute paintings to artists. Simply submit clear photographs of the front and back of your painting and our specialists will carefully review the painting and can inform you whether or not it is attributable to an artist.
  • How do I ship my painting to Sotheby's for sale?
    Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate, they will help you with the shipping process. We work with the best fine art shippers around the globe to provide you with a seamless, insured and safe shipping experience.
  • How much does it cost to have Sotheby's appraise my contemporary Arab, Turkish or Iranian painting?
    Sotheby's does not perform appraisals but instead we provide auction estimates for paintings we believe we can sell at auction. Our specialists have decades of experience in evaluating and selling Turkish, Iranian and Arab art and are very familiar with the global market for these works. When you submit your painting for a valuation, our specialists consider its condition, ownership history, artist, date, rarity, and its current desirability by collectors.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to sell Contemporary Middle Eastern art such as a painting or sculpture by artists such as Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Sharif, Mahmoud Saïd, Abdulrahman Al Soliman, Dia Al-Azzawi, Shirin Neshat, Afifa Aleiby, Shakir Hassan Al Said, Hayv Kahraman, Youseff Sida, Angelo de Riz, Mehdi Moutasha, Bahman Mohasses, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Fouad Kamel, Chant Avedissian, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Nejad Melih Devrim, Mohammed Ehsai, Farhad Moshiri and others.