The Young Collectors Auction: Art From the Middle East
Location: Ayyam Art Centre, 3rd Interchange Al Quoz 1, Street 8, Dubai
Viewing: May 8-14, 2012 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Auction: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm
On May 15, Ayyam Auctions will hold its thirteenth public sale to date. Comprising over sixty lots, this edition of The Young Collectors Auction will feature painting, sculpture, photography, silkscreen, and installation works from renowned and emerging artists throughout the region. Expanding the breadth of represented countries, The Young Collectors Auction is very pleased to showcase works from many of the top emerging and established Iranian, Turkish and Arab artists. With the majority of estimates well under $10,000 and most lots offered in the $2,000 to $5,000 range, The Young Collectors Auction provides an unparalleled platform for the novice and connoisseur alike.
The forthcoming auction will feature exciting emerging talents such as Mohannad Orabi, Manal Al Dowayan, Lara Atallah, Navid Azimi Sajadi, Dariush Ghrahzad, Oussama Diab and Mohammad Badr, and renowned established artists including Safwan Dahoul, Samia Halaby, Asaad Arabi, and Fouad Elkoury.
Featuring selections of the best Middle Eastern contemporary art at entry-level prices auctioned in a relaxed environment, The Young Collectors Auction is the ideal setting for an aspiring collector’s foray into the world of collecting. Without pretension and aimed towards making the auction experience and the appreciation of art accessible and enjoyable to all, Ayyam Auctions welcomes the public to a week of viewings prior to the auction where specialists are available to answer any questions visitors may have. Ayyam Auctions provides the flexibility to bid in person or register for telephone and absentee bids, allowing even those abroad to participate in the auction. A catalog detailing the artwork that will be presented and the regulations of the auction is available online or at one of Ayyam Gallery’s numerous locations.
About Ayyam Auctions:
Ayyam Auctions is the first of its kind among commercial spaces in the region and was launched in 2009 as part of Ayyam Gallery’s innovative approach to catering to its diverse range of clients. Initiated with the Young Collectors Auction in Dubai in 2009, these public sales have highlighted some of the Middle East’s most exciting figures, featuring prominent and budding artists from across the Arab world, Turkey and Iran. Recently, Ayyam Auctions has worked with other Middle Eastern galleries to insure a blue-chip selection of painting, sculpture and photography that is at once authoritative and robust. Expanding the number of lots with each edition, The Young Collectors Auction, Dubai Sale and Beirut Sale have become an essential part of the region’s world-renowned lineup of yearly art events.
(info and pics provided by Ayyam Gallery)
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