Bonhams Offer Masterpiece from One of the Greatest Arab Artists in Dubai Sale


DUBAI.- A masterpiece by Jewad Selim, one of the most important Arab artists, is one of the many exciting works of art in Bonhams latest sale of South Asian and Middle East Art taking place on October 11 at the Royal Mirage Hotel Dubai. This will be the sixth time Bonhams hold a sale in Dubai. Bonhams hold the record for a work sold at auction by Jewad Selim (Iraq 1919-1961), with a $336,000 price achieved in the March 2008 sale in Dubai. This latest sculpture is a very important piece from a lifetime of artistic output. Titled `Mother and Child’, it is constructed in fruitwood and mixed media, and is estimated to sell for $60,000-80,000. The work was acquired directly from the artist and thence by descent. The sculpture was brought to the UK by the owner’s mother in 1961/62. Iraq’s Jewad Selim is considered the father of Modern