Christie’s Dubai: Upcoming auction highlights

Christie’s Dubai: Upcoming auction highlights

Contemporary art and watch events to be held during Art Dubai

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The Middle East plays host to the auction house’s modern and contemporary artworks, and a stellar selection of watches – on sale this March

Christie's Dubai has announced a line up of two exciting auctions to take place in March, offering a contemporary edit of Middle Eastern art, as well as the return of a watch auction after the category's successful 2013 launch.

The auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, will take place at Jumeirah Emirates Towers with the watches sale taking place at the same location on the following evening. More cutting edge contemporary artworks are moving to the web and will be offered in an annual, online-only sale to be held each October.

Christie's auction in Dubai      Farhad Moshiri’s 'Secret Garden' 

Michael Jeha, managing director of Christie's in the Middle East, said, "This will provide a more convenient, single moment for visiting international collectors to see the very best of art from the region in one week. It is an indication of the continued success of the art market in Dubai that this moment has come. We believe that this will make a significant impact on visitor numbers and visibility for all of the events during Art Dubai."

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Ali Banisadr 'Black 3' (1976) 

Christie's auction in Dubai

Shafic Abboud’s work (1926-2004)

Christie's auction in Dubai

Omar Al Nagdi 'Untitled'  (1989)

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Ayman Baalbaki 'Al Mulatham A'  (2011)

The watch auction will be led by Patek Philippe's iconic reference 5971 – a great horological secret – no more than ten versions were ever produced. The emerald-set reference 5971 is one of the most lavish, sophisticated dials ever made as it is fitted with 42 emeralds weighing approx. 3.33 carats, estimated at US$280,000-350,000.

Viewing is open to the public at Jumeirah Emirates Towers at the following times:

Sunday March 16: 2pm to 10pm
Monday March 17: 2pm to 10pm
Tuesday March 18: 10am to 1.30pm
Wednesday March 19: 10am to 12noon 

The Christie's Dubai auctions will take place on March 19 and March 20.

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