Ayyam Gallery’s Dubai Sale Highlights Modern and Contemporary Arab Masters

Untitled (2010) by Asma Fayoumi

Dubai’s Ayyam Gallery holds its seventh auction this Friday at its Al Quoz Art Center. Featuring over 70 lots, this auction commences the gallery’s auction calender with marvelous work by some of the region’s most talented modern and contemporary artists. With the last sale bringing in over $1 million USD, we wait in anticipation for the success of this biannual auction.

Reaching Out (2010) by Manuella Guiragossian

Highlights from the sale include two important collections from the former Prime Minister of Syria HE Dr. Abdul Raouf al Kasim and current Lebanese member of Parliament HE Nohad al Machnouk, both of who have been longtime patrons of the arts.

Self-Portrait (2010) by Mohannad Orabi

The sale offers the finest range of Middle Eastern painting, sculpture, and photography including works by the region’s greatly sought artistic visionaries such as Samia Halaby, Safwan Dahoul, and Moustafa Fathi.  Also included are works by Iraqi multidisciplinary artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji and Syrian painter Khaled Takreti, both of whom were recently commissioned to produce large-scale works for the opening of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha. A fantastic array of works by the Middle East’s foremost artists, the Dubai Sale will refine and educate the eyes of both established and young collectors.

Flower Elephant (2011) by Nadim Karam

Ayyam Gallery’s Dubai Sale takes place this Friday, April 15th at 6pm at the Al Quoz Art Center.

Al Serkal Complex, Al Quoz 1, Street 8 +971 (0)4 323 6242

The Theater Series (2008) by Omran Younes
Personages (circa 1970s) by Paul Guiragossian
Three Dancers Flying through the Trees Like Storms in Spring (2003-2009) by Samia Halaby