CHRISTIE’S CROWNS AUCTION WEEK IN DUBAI WITH
Part II realising $2,260,250 – selling 88% by value
Combined total for the week: $5,900,350
29 New World Auction Records for 2012
37% of new registrants for 2012
Dubai – Christie’s concluded its 13th sales season in the region realising a combined total of $5,900,350/AED21,665,204 and establishing 29 new world auction records for Middle Eastern artists. Tonight’s Part II sale followed the success of last night’s auction and realised $2,260,250 /AED8,295,117, selling 88% by value. In a busy and animated room, this evening’s sale offered works by 16 artists who had never before been represented at auction, all of which sold within or above their high estimate.
Top lot of the evening was lot 106 Louay Kayyali’s The strange Lady Arlette Anhoury, painted in 1962, realising $170,500 /AED625,735 after a fierce bidding battle between room and telephone.
(Information provided by Christie’s)