News ID: 252090
Published: 0154 GMT April 29, 2019

Iranian artist's work to go under the hammer at Sotheby's

Iranian artist's work to go under the hammer at Sotheby's

Iranian modernist artist, Bahman Mohasses’ painting titled ‘Elmo Antico’ (Ancient Helmet) will go on sale at London auction house Sotheby’s.

Sotheby’s is holding a Middle East sale on April 30, featuring rare works from some of the Persian Gulf region's most celebrated 20th-century artists, ISNA wrote.

Out of 85 works, 15 from the Persian Gulf Arab states’ artists will be available to purchase, including a painting by Emirati artist Hassan Sharif.

Sotheby’s has previously sold several works of Bahman Mohasses, who was a prominent painter, sculptor, translator, and theatre director dubbed by some as the "Persian Picasso".

Artistic work from the area is in high demand at the moment, according to Sotheby’s Middle East specialist and head of sales, Ashkan Baghestani.

“Those Arab states’ art is gaining a lot of attention because they’re the last countries to gain this much prominence in the market. We’ve explored Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran and other regions,” he told The National. “Now there is a real focus from institutions and curators on art from the Arab states, especially from the modernist era, which is a fascinating one.”



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