A woman looks at the artwork Classic Saida by Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj during the Christies exhibition held at Jumairah Emirates Towers in Gulf Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christies Dubai will hold their tenth Middle Eastern- focused auction on 19 April with their sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art, which will include important works by the leading artists of the Middle East and Turkey. The upcoming sale is a reflection of the increasing sophistication and maturity of this market and features the strongest selection of contemporary works offered since the inaugural sale held in Dubai in 2006. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
Auction house Christie’s raised nearly $8m in a sale of contemporary Middle Eastern art held in Dubai on Tuesday, breaking sale records for five of the artists featured.
A lot of six works from Saudi art project Edge of Arabia fetched $1,051,000 on the block, a significant jump from a pre-sale estimate of around $135,000.
Two women look at the artwork Green Leaf by Turkish artist Gulay Semercioglu. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
A woman looks at the artwork Muta-Morphosis;Golden Horn, Istanbul by Turkish artist Murat Germen. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
A couple looks at the artwork Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom by Lebanese artist Ayman Baalbaki. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
A woman looks at the artwork Double Like 2011 by Moroccan artist Mohamed El-Baz. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
A woman passes in front of an artwork by Turkish artist Ferhat Deniz. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
A couple looks at the artwork Sacrifice by Turkish artist Nazif Topcuoglu. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
Two men look at the artwork The World in 1972 by Iranian artist Reza Mafi. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
A man looks at the artwork Boy Carrying A Cloud (C) by Lebanese artist Nadim Karam. EPA/ALI HAIDER.
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