Christie’s concluded 15th season in the Middle East which collectively realised $12,001,375 / AED44,064,000. Clients from 20 countries participated in these auctions. A total of 24 new word auction records for artists from the region have been established during these two days of sales.
Michael Jeha, Managing Director Christie’s in the Middle East, commented the sales: “We were fortunate to have the masterwork by the great female modernist Zeid as the highlight of our sale season this year and its sale for $2.7 million, the new word auction record for the artist, is a testament to its importance. Christie’s has once more proven to be the innovator in this market by adding the first online-only Middle Eastern Art sale to the sales calendar here in the region. We were also delighted with the results for our re-launched watch sale which made just shy of $1.6 million and was 96% sold. Across the past two evenings we have also helped raise almost $1.4 million for charity and projects to benefit artists from the region.”