Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art

In May 2006 Christie’s held its first auction of International Modern & Contemporary Art in the Middle East, signalling a watershed moment in the art market. Since then our biannual sales in Dubai have attracted some of the most important collectors in the region and record-breaking results for modern and contemporary Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian, Saudi-Arabian, Iranian and Turkish art.

Today we continue to achieve exceptional prices for masters such as Mahmoud Said, Paul Guiragossian and Shirin Neshat, among others. We are also renowned for selling important private collections, and have held a number of charity auctions supporting educational and social initiatives in the region. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team of specialists for more information on buying and selling within this category at auction, or to discuss Private Sales.