The 23rd Edition of The Young Collector’s Auction is on Tuesday, 12 May at 7PM at Ayyam Gallery in Al Quoz.
The tri-annual public sale known as The Young Collector’s Auction in Dubai is back again. Hosting their 23rd event, Ayyam Gallery will be presenting works by emerging and established artists from the Middle East and North Africa with a range of painting, photography, and sculpture.
In keeping with the aim of the Young Collectors Auction, which seeks to connect young talent with regional collectors and patrons, the forthcoming sale features an extensive lineup of budding artists who were selected for participation through Ayyam Gallery’s submissions program. Works by Ayyam Gallery resident artist Noor Bahjat, a recent graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, and Lebanese painter Louma Rabah, for example, are offered at moderate estimates in order to introduce new artists to the auction market.
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. Over a dozen lots are featured in the auction’s special focus on Iran with 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) demonstrate the links between the rich literary history of Iran and the ways in which calligraphy and Islamic art continue to inspire artists as they deconstruct reality through abstraction. Sahand Hesamiyan’s ‘Eastern Sun’ (2008) exemplifies the influence of Iran’s built environment and the aesthetic traditions that have shaped it on the country’s foremost sculptors.
There is a dedicated website (www.ayyamgallery.com/auctions) that works as a platform to register, view lots and even place your absentee bids online.
The Young Collector’s Auction will take place on May 12 at 7pm
Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz is located at Unit B11, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1,
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