Sotheby’s prepares Middle Eastern art sale

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Sotheby’s London will be turning its attention to the art of the Middle East & India from 13-20 October.

The auction house will be staging four diverse sales, ranging from the contemporary to the ancient. These will be accompanied by a programme of talks and lectures.

Wide-ranging

Formed over four decades, the Khosrovani-Diba Collection comprises predominantly Indian miniatures by Mughal masters as well as fine paintings and works of art of the Rajasthani, Pahari and Company Schools.

Each work in the collection was chosen for its quality, rarity and historical importance, and the auction comprises 35 pieces.

A intriguing international platform for modern and contemporary arts from North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East and Iran will comprise works by a number of well-known artists from the region.

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Islamic treasures
Arts of the Islamic World will present rare and exquisite objects that tell the story of over a thousand years of artistic exchange and influence in the Islamic world.

The sale will open with a selection of 50 manuscripts and calligraphies from a private collection. Each of these bears witness to the high esteem in which calligraphy was held in Turkey, the Middle East and Persia from the medieval period up until the end of the Ottoman era.

The auction of modern and contemporary South Asian Art includes an impressive range of paintings and sculpture by modern masters. Leading the sale is a Vasudeo S Gaitonde painting from 1973.

To find out more about the upcoming sales, click here.

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