Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Mar 15 2016 / 21:27 PM

Sotheby’s hosts a preview of their Middle Eastern Art Sale in Dubai

Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Visitors admire a work by Farhad Moshiri
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Adelya Bakhtiyarova
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Marie Canavan and Ali Afkhami
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Wendy Goldsmith, Michelle Pugh and Eileen Wallis
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Tariq Al Jaidah and Princess Alia Al-Senussi
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Maryam Al Mazroui
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Fatima Maleki and Elif Bayoglu
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Noor Breish
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Edward Gibbs, Maarten Ten Holder and Robin Woodhead
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Ehab Ammar, Ashkan Baghestani and Mahmoud Sidani
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Sarah Rustin, Nora Layous and Merwat Hussein
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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An untitled work by Hamed Nada. 1987. Oil on canvas. Estimate: Dhs85,000-106,000
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
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Portrait of Farideh Gouhari by Leyly Matine-Daftary. Circa 1972. Oil on canvas. Estimate: Dhs148,500-185,700
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
A guest observes Fighters by Ayman Baalbaki. 2006. Oil on canvas. Estimate: Dhs265,322-371,4000
Art Week 2016: Sotheby’s in Dubai
Untitled (Faravahar Wings, Zarathustra) by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. 2008. Mirror and plaster on wood. Estimate: Dhs530,600-637,000

On March 14 in the DIFC atrium, Sotheby’s hosted a private cocktail party in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar Art in celebration of its public exhibition showcasing highlights from its upcoming 20th Century/Middle Eastern Art Sale. Among the displayed works was Mahmoud Mokhtar’s Au Bord du Nil (On the Banks of the Nile) (cast in 1921) (Est. Dhs637,795 - Dhs956,690); Monir Farmanfarmaian’s Mirror Ball (circa 1976) (Est. Dhs239,173 - Dhs318,897) and Shakir Hassan Al-Said’s The Woman, The Moon and The Branch (1954) (Est. Dhs345,471 - Dhs451,770). These works will travel on to Sotheby’s in London to be exhibited from April 15-22 as part of the auction house’s expanded Middle Eastern Art Week. - Rebecca Anne Proctor