News ID: 217517
Published: 0201 GMT June 30, 2018

Tehran Auction sells $7.8m worth of Iranian artworks

Tehran Auction sells $7.8m worth of Iranian artworks

The ninth edition of Tehran Auction presenting 78 classic and modern Iranian art was held on Friday at Parsian Azadi Hotel and earned nearly $8 million, breaking last year's record of $6.5 million.

This year, Tehran Auction addressed the increasing interest in modern and contemporary art, and facilitated the acquisition of the best quality works in reliable ways. Organizers of the event offered their best experience and expertise to bring selective artworks of various genres to art lovers, reported.

Once again, Iranian art reached new heights, with distinguished artist Sohrab Sepehri taking the top auction place, followed in second place by Monir Farmanfarmaian. The compelling sale went to a charity organization that supports hemophilia patients in the country.

Lots by other artists featured in the sale included Hossein Zenderoudi, Mansoor Ghandriz, Reza Mafi, Mahmoud Farshchian, Manouchehr Yektai, Bahman Mohasses, Farideh Lashai, Kamal-ol-Molk, Aydin Aghdashloo, Parviz Tanavoli, Mohammad Ehsai, Koorosh Shishegaran and Sirak Melkonian.

The first of its kind in Iran, Tehran Auction was launched in 2012 as a private, independent initiative to introduce the best of art ranging from established and emerging Iranian artists to Iranian art collectors and global buyers. The event aims to support the domestic art market as a key basis for the international market.

The auction works widely with art galleries and collectors to ensure a vast and strong selection of paintings, sculptures and photographs.


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