Sotheby’s Presents Its Strongest Ever Sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art


LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that its strongest Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art Sale ever staged by the company, will take place in London on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. In terms of the quality and range of works of art on offer, the 83 lots include major works by the leading Modern masters such as Sohrab Sepehri, Abdel Hadi El-Gazzar and Mahmoud Said, as well as key pieces by some of the foremost Contemporary artists, such as Farhad Moshiri and Youssef Nabil. The sale is expected to realise in excess of £2.5 million. Commenting on the forthcoming sale, Dalya Islam, Deputy Director, Sotheby’s Middle East Department, said: “The MENA region, which has experienced transforming growth in the past 10 years, has borne and nurtured some of the finest modern and contemporary artists of our time. We are delighted to be able to play a role in further raising global awareness and understanding of the output of such