Sale of Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in London this Summer at Bonhams


LONDON.- Work by Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern and South Asian artists from eight countries – Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka – will be on sale at Bonhams on June 1st. Among the notable names are works by Sual al-Attar, Fadi Barrage, Ismael Fattah, M.F. Hussain, Sadanand K. Bakre, Raza, and George Keyt. Many of the works are new to the market having been in private collections for 40 to 50 years. A selection of Modern Iraqi art from the 60’s to the 80’s is at the core of the Middle Eastern section and offers collectors the chance to acquire early and attractively priced paintings by Suad al-Attar and Ismael Fattah among others. A key lot is by M.F. Hussain, the Indian artist, resident in Doha and London. The picture depicts the artist’s characteristic subject matter and has been in private hands since the early 1970’s. It is estimated to sell for £70,000 to £90