Revealed: The lots on the block at the 23rd edition of the Young Collectors Auction in Dubai
Iran in focus
The Ayyam Gallery Dubai has released the Young Collectors Auction catalogue ahead of the 23rd edition of the popular auction, which takes place three times a year. Taking place at the Ayyam Gallery in Dubai's art hub, Al Quoz, on May 12 the latest auction continues the gallery's aim to connect young talent with regional collectors and patrons.
As ever the forthcoming lineup is bursting with budding talent from the region who have been selected for participation through Ayyam Gallery's submissions program. Ayyam Gallery resident artist Noor Bahjat, is just one of the many exciting young talents to be offering works to the auction block this May. The auction's full catalogue has been released, revealing the eclectic selection of works available to bid on, which include; paintings, photography, limited-edition prints, sculpture, and installation, with a slant towards art history.
Several curated selections are also highlighted in the sale, including a spotlight on modern and contemporary Iranian art, and a collection of rare works by Syrian modernist masters. There is a special focus in this edition of the auction on Iran, which features more than 12 lots in detail. Works by pioneering sculptor Parviz Tanavoli and veteran conceptual photographer Shadi Ghardirian. Mohammad Bozorgi's Composition 2 (2014) and Farzad Kohan's Lucky 8 (2013) are among them. These works in particular demonstrate the links between the rich literary history of Iran and the ways in which calligraphy and Islamic art continue to inspire artists.
A full catalogue of the auction's robust selection of lots can be found online or can be collected in hardcopy from any of Ayyam Gallery's international locations. The auction aims to create a truly accessible experience of art appreciation that can be enjoyed by all, and as such welcomes the public to a week-long viewing prior to the auction with offered lots on display and specialists on hand to answer any questions.
The Young Collectors Auction will be held May 12 at 7PM with a preview running May 5-11 from 10AM – 6PM at Ayyam Gallery Dubai