Grasp the opportunity to acquire the best Middle Eastern contemporary art at entry-level prices on auction in a fun and relaxed environment! The Young Collectors Auction is the ideal setting for a foray into the world of collecting with the majority of estimates well under $10,000 and many lots offered in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. The Young Collectors Auction provides a unique auction experience and an unparalleled platform for the aspiring and seasoned collector alike.
The Young Collectors Auction held on 30th of April, 2013 will feature over eighty lots of painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation works from acclaimed and emerging artists throughout the region. The Young Collectors Auction is very pleased to present more than thirty artists that will be seen on auction for the first time, in its continued effort to provide talented, emerging artists with a platform for showcasing their works.
Directly after the sale, The Young Collectors Auction is honoured to be hosting a charity auction to raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme. Collaborating with The Farjam Foundation, Contemporary Practices Art Journal, the WFP, and The Samawi Collection, artists such as the late Farideh Lashai, Parviz Kalantari, Athier, and Marwa Adel, amongst others, have generously donated works of contemporary painting, sculpture and calligraphy to be auctioned in support of this great cause aimed at ending world hunger.
A catalogue detailing the artwork to be auctioned will be available in PDF format online or a hard copy can be collected from any one of Ayyam Gallery’s numerous locations. Without pretension and aimed at making the auction experience and the appreciation of art accessible and enjoyable to all, The Young Collectors Auction welcomes the public to a week of viewings prior to the auction where specialists are available to answer any questions visitors may have. With the flexibility to bid in person or register for telephone and absentee bids, The Young Collectors Auction allows even those living abroad to participate in the auction.
About The Young Collectors Auction
The first of its kind in the region, The Young Collectors Auction was launched in 2009 as part of Ayyam Gallery’s innovative approach to catering to its diverse range of clients and to introduce new regional talents to the art scene. These public sales have highlighted some of the Middle East’s most exciting figures, featuring prominent and budding artists from across the Arab world, Turkey and Iran. The Young Collectors Auction works with other Middle Eastern galleries and collectors to ensure a vast selection of painting, sculpture and photography that is at once authoritative and robust. Expanding the number and quality of lots with each edition, The Young Collectors Auction has become an essential part of the region’s acclaimed lineup of yearly art events.