Sotheby’s Showcases Contemporary Masterpieces in Dubai

Sotheby’s has announced that from 18 to 20 March it will present highlights of Contemporary art by Middle Eastern and international artists to coincide with this year’s Art Dubai.

Sothebys Dubai Ali Banisadr

Of the highlights is Tranquility by Damien Hirst (estimated  at $1,000,000–1,500,000, one of the artist’s highest-priced and most iconic works. Also on offer is Klan by Adel Abdessemed (estimated at $200,000-300,000). Klan reveals a symbolical humiliation of the original Klu Klux Klan through ten nose cones of varying sizes – each adapted from the front tip of a plane – cluster in an approximately circular formation on the ground, personified through the application of circular black ‘eyeholes’ at the centre of each cone.

Other works on display are by artists such as Ali Banisadr, Ayman Baalbaki, Monir Farmafarmian and Havv Kharaman.

“In response to the demand from both our Middle Eastern and International clients, we have sourced a group of artworks of the highest caliber,” said Lina Lazaar, Sotheby’s Director, International Contemporary Art Specialist.

The exhibition will take place at the DIFC Atrium Level 2. They will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s Doha auction on 24 April 2014.