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Christie’s to auction Egyptian, Iraqi art collections
Dubai, March 6, 2014
Two important collections of Middle Eastern art will lead the 16th sale season at Christie’s Dubai on March 19.
The Pharos Collection of 55 works includes works by the leading names of the modern Egyptian art movement while the Maath Alousi Collection focuses on modern Iraqi art acquired by this important architect of the modern Arab world.
The Important Watch sale will be held the following evening with 120 watches representing the world’s leading luxury brands, said a statement.
Hala Khayat, head of the sale, said: "Selling works from private collections gives us all a glimpse into the connoisseurship of those who have put it together and, for this reason, we feel very privileged to have been entrusted with their sale.
"Both provide a comprehensive overview of leading works by the major artists of the modern movements representing Iraq and Egypt. The works will be on public exhibition from March 16-19 - a golden moment for all the many visitors to Dubai during this vibrant Art Week in the City,” he said.
The exhibition and the auctions will take place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. - TradeArabia News Service