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Christie's Auction House woos Dubai & Middle Eastern Islamiic Art

Think Middle East Politics Are Hot? Try Middle Eastern Art

Christie's Dubai Auction 2012 highlights Middle Eastern Islamic Art - United Arab Emirates

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from Lalla Essaydi, Harem
Even as governments collapse and revolutions persist across the Middle East, the rise of the region’s art market

continues with collectors – both local and global—snapping up works by Iranian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Syrian, and Egyptian artists at art fairs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, galleries in Tehran, New York, and London, and auctions in London and Dubai.   With the season sales of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian, and Turkish art kicking off this week in a two-part sale at Christie’s Dubai (Part II takes place tonight at 7 pm local time), the growing passion for these works is already showing strength.

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Edvard Munch's The Scream sells for 120 million at Sotheby's Auction (Full Coverage)

Edvard Munch's The Scream sells for 120 million at Sotheby's Auction

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Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'

 

Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream,” one of the world’s most recognizable works of art, sold for $120 million at Sotheby’s, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.    

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art auction featured top works by Picasso, Dali and Miro, but Munch’s vibrant work from 1895 was the star attraction in a salesroom packed with art collectors, dealers and media.

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