Record-Breaking Results for Middle Eastern Artists

Bibi Zogbé, Cactus. Sold for £56,250.
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A vibrant international platform for Arab, Iranian and Turkish art, Sotheby’s 20th Century Art / Middle East auction totalled an above-estimate £2,488,000. The sale saw strong results, setting records for conceptual Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem, leading Emirati artist Hassan Sharif and Saudi modernist 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, Italian member of the Egyptian Surrealists Angelo de Riz and Iraqi French contemporary artist Mehdi Moutasha. Click above to see highlights from the auction.

Record-Breaking Results for Middle Eastern Artists

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