RESULTS: Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Part I, October 2012

The 29 lot strong Part I sale at Christie’s October auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art totalled $3,640,100/AED 13,370,087 tonight and was 96% sold.

Dubai

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

 

7

Mahmoud Saïd (Egyptian, 1897-1964), Pêcheurs à Rashid (Rosette), 1941

$400,000 - $600,000

 

$818,500

AED3,006,350

 

Anonymous

9

Sohrab Sepehri (Iranian, 1928-1980),
Untitled (from the Tree-Trunks series), 1972

$200,000 - $250,000

 

$266,500

AED978,854

Int. Private

13

Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, B. 1963), 8N619VT, 2005

$180,000 - $240,000

 

$254,500

AED934,778

 

Int. Private

18

Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, B. 1963), Striped Jar on White, 2007

$200,000 - $300,000

 

$230,500

AED846,626

Middle Eastern Private

10

Mohammed Ehsai (Iranian, b. 1939), Untitled, 1996

$150,000 - $200,000

 

$188,500

AED692,360

 

Middle Eastern Private

6

Mahmoud Saïd (Egyptian, 1897-1964), El Zar, 1939

$150,000 - $200,000

 

$182,500

AED670,322

 

Int. Trade

22

Shirazeh Houshiary (Iranian, b. 1955), Door, 2006

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

$100,000 - $150,000

 

$158,500

AED582,170

 

Middle Eastern Private

15

Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, B. 1963), The Sky Climber, 2007

$150,000 - $200,000

 

$146,500

AED538,094

 

Anonymous

30

Timo Nasseri (Iranian, b. 1972), Epistrophy MT1, 2009

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

$80,000 - $120,000

 

$134,500

AED494,018

 

Int. Private

12

Nasrollah Afjehei (Iranian, b. 1933), Eshgh, 2010

$60,000 - $80,000

 

$110,500

AED405,866

 

European Private

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