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Islamic Art Week comes to London

Islamic Art Week comes to London

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Two of London’s most prestigious auction houses are due to launch a special week of sales of Islamic art on Tuesday. Islamic Art Week, hosted by Christie’s and Sotheby’s, will feature many centuries-old artistic treasures from across the...
Orientalism Unveiled

Orientalism Unveiled

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Another season of Orientalist auctions is upon us. A recent sale at Sotheby’s brought in GBP 6,339,500 (USD 9,679,149), well in excess of the pre-sale estimate. Commenting on the results, Claude Piening, Sotheby’s head of Orientalist Painting,...
State of the Art

State of the Art

Million-dollar art sales are happening at the moment. You might ask what is so new about that, even in a time of recession. This is contemporary Arab art, and the location is the Gulf. Christie’s held two auctions in Dubai on April 16 and 17 totaling USD 6.4 million,...