Turkish, Iranian and Arab Art Consignment
Are you looking to sell a contemporary Middle Eastern painting or an entire art collection of works by artists from Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and other countries? If so, now is the time to consign a contemporary Middle Eastern painting, drawing or sculpture for our contemporary Arab art auctions. Sotheby’s holds sales of modern and contemporary Middle Eastern artists in both London and Doha as well as online.
The Sotheby’s London 20th Century Art/Middle East auction in October 2018 sold £2.5 million worth of modern Arab art. The sale set records for many Arab artists including Mohammed Kazem, Hassan Sharif and Abdulrahman Al Soliman, among others. A number of benchmarks were set for artists appearing at auction for the first time, including Egyptian painter Youseff Sida, Angelo de Riz, and Iraqi French contemporary artist Mehdi Moutasha.
In addition to auctions, we conduct private sales and organize selling exhibitions of works by contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists, dating from the early 20th century to the present day. When you are ready to sell your contemporary Middle Eastern art, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price.Record-Breaking Results for Middle Eastern ArtistsLaunch Slideshow
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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.
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.