The sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art at Christie’s Dubai drove the $8.5million high estimate to $12.51 million yesterday (October 21), marking the highest sale total for the category since 2010.
Christie’s, an international company that offers art auctions and private sales to client, said that its April sales of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art totaled $6.4 million.
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Christie’s Middle East in Dubai will introduce a new sale format in October, bringing the bi-annual Modern and Contemporary art auctions in line with other international art sales.
The auctions will be similar to Post War and Contemporary
Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, has announced worldwide sales for the first half of 2011 at GBP2.0 billion ($3.2 billion), up 17.6 per cent on last year’s figure of GBP1.7 billion.
Auction sales in the Middle Ea