Our galleries are now closed to the public but the building has never looked more beautiful thanks to our collaboration with collector JJ Martin, founder of fashion brand La DoubleJ, and so we wanted to share some of that beauty and creativity with you. In this video, specialists Ashkan Baghestani and Mai Eldib give you a private look at our galleries and introduce some of the highlights from their upcoming 20th Century Art / Middle East sale (27 - 31 March Online). We are delighted to feature the rarest and most sought-after artists from the modern era to the contemporary period, including works by Mohamed Melehi, Kamrooz Aram and Mahmoud Sabri. The exhibition has been further enhanced by an imaginative collaboration, inspired by the sophistication, colour and vintage patterns of collector JJ Martin, founder of fashion brand La DoubleJ. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
Owing to the instructions issued by the British Government on Monday 23rd March, today’s sale of 20th Century Middle Eastern art will now take the form of an online sale, running from 27th to 31st March. Details of how to bid online are available here, but should you require further assistance, please do contact Eleanor Cooke (Eleanor.Cooke@sothebys.com / +442072936570). Similarly, co-heads of sale Mai Eldib and Ashkan Baghestani remain at your disposal should you wish to discuss any of the material to be offered. They can be contacted at Mai.Eldib@sothebys.com and Ashkan.Baghestani@sothebys.com respectively. With many thanks for your understanding.