This auction season Christie’s Dubai will be offering 10 works by the leading Lebanese modernist Shafic Abboud (1926-2004) from the Beirut collection of Viviane & Robert Debbas. The collection is expected to realize around $2 million and will be the highlight of the sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art to be held by Christie’s at the Emirates Towers Hotel on October 21. An auction of Fine Watches will be held the following evening on October 22 and will feature two tourbillon watches by Harry Winston, a handful of pens and fine jewels.
For the second consecutive year, a special online-only sale of works from this category will run from 16-30th of October on www.christies.com, making buying works by leading artists from the region even more accessible. Works by Middle Eastern greats Lateefa bint Maktoum, Effat Naghi, Louay Kayyali, Burhan Kum, Chant Avedissian, and Youssef Nabil will be included. In addition, Christie’s Education will run a special 2;-day course on the International Art Market. A first for Dubai, further details and lecture topics can be found online at http://www.christies.edu/