Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art

Christie’s has displayed a long-standing commitment to the Middle East. We were the first to build a strong presence in the region when we opened our Dubai headquarters in 2005 and held our inaugural Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction in 2006.


Our biannual live and online sales offer exceptional works by Arab, Turkish and Iranian artists. Taking place in either London or Dubai, our sales feature leading modern names such as Mahmoud Said, Fahr-Elnissa Zeid, Monir Farmanfarmaian and Shaker Hassan Al Said as well as visionary contemporary artists including Ali Banisader, Ahmad Mater and Ayman Baalbaki.


As a global market leader for Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, our sales regularly achieve exceptional results with strong sell through rates for our clients and record prices for artists. With our international reach, our auctions draw bidders from more than 15 countries, showing a growing global appreciation for the category.


Our dedicated team of specialists are based between Dubai and London to provide exceptional expertise and free and confidential valuations to our clients. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss buying or selling at auction, online or through Private Sales.