The Young Collectors Auction | Official Results
Ayyam Auctions’ thirteenth sale, The Young Collectors Auction, totaled $550,000 from sales of seventy-two of the seventy-five lots offered on auction.
Dubai—On the evening of May 15, Ayyam Auctions held its seventh edition of The Young Collectors Auction in Dubai, amassing $550,000 from seventy-five lots.
Held at Ayyam Art Center in Alserkal Avenue, the public sale featured an astounding collection of Arab and Iranian art. The diverse selection of works set established figures such as Samia Halaby, Assad Arabi and Safwan Dahoul alongside burgeoning Iranian talents, Ramin Shirdel, Navid Azimi Sajadi and Shadi Ghadirian on the auction block, allowing new collectors and seasoned bidders to find unique works for their collections.
In an informal yet vibrant and packed salesroom, moderately priced painting, sculpture, photography, limited edition prints and installation works from renowned and emerging artists throughout the region were fiercely vied for. Enthusiastic bidding generated a dynamic ambiance for those bidding as well as those enjoying the spectacle.
The highlights of the evening came with competitive bidding over works by emerging artists such as Ramin Shirdel, whose Eshgh 2 sold for and impressive $20,400 from an estimate of $5,000-$6,000, Shurooq Amin’s estimated $8,000-$12,000 My Harem in Heaven, which sold for $18,000, and Elias Izoli’s strikingly modern portrait that brought in $14,400 over an estimate of $5,000-$6,000. Acclaimed still life artist Othman Moussa’s The First Sin surpassed its estimate of $8,000-$12,000 with a final hammer price of $16,800, Kais Salman’s 2012 painting Chrome Platinum sold for $9,200, and an older work of Mohannad Orabi fetched $19,200, surpassing its estimate of $8,000-$12,000.
With record attendance, record sales and an exciting salesroom, Ayyam Auctions greatly anticipates its next edition of The Young Collectors Auction.
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.