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Latest update on market for Iranian art – New York Times

Posted on December 8, 2008


    IRANIAN ART The New York Times has written a useful summary survey about art from Iran, the market for it over the last two years and what has been happening in recent auctions. Artists worked in relative obscurity until about two years ago when an eager market for their work developed. Iranian artists […]

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Posted in Auctions, Calligraphy, Dubai, Iranian, Islamic art, Market watch, Recession | Leave a Comment »

Iranian artists dominate Saatchi’s upcoming Middle Eastern exhibition

Posted on September 29, 2008


  ACQUISITIONS MIDDLE EASTERN ART As financial markets roil , art collectors seeking a safe haven eye up opportunities in the Middle East. If anything, some players expect an even stronger market in the Middle East than in China, because so many of the art initiatives-to showcase the region’s artists as well as import Western art-have the direct […]

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Posted in Acquisitions, Collectors, Galleries, Gallery shows, Identity art, Individual, Iranian, Iraqi, Islamic art, Lebanese, Painting, Surveys, Syrian, Thread, West Asian | Leave a Comment »

Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia picked as one to watch – Canvas

Posted on September 24, 2008


EMERGING ARTIST IRAN Following his recent exhibition ‘Stitched’ in London, Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia is featured by Middle East specialist art magazine Canvas as ‘one to watch’. Born in 1971 in Shiraz, Iran and educated at the Northern Media School Sheffield UK, Ahrarnia divides his time between the two cities and “it is perhaps by […]

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Posted in Activist, Celebrity art, Emerging artists, Handicraft art, Iranian, Middle Eastern, Museum shows, New Media, Political, Slow art, Thread, Video | Leave a Comment »

Iranian art market booms for younger artists – Artprice

Posted on September 7, 2008


    IRANIAN ART MARKET “The vitality of the Middle-Eastern market is giving a number of young Iranian artists a healthy price index on the secondary art market” says Artprice’s online magazine Art Market Insight. In October 2007, at only his second auction appearance, Christie’s Dubai generated a bid of $50,000 for a painting by […]

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Posted in Iranian, Market watch | 2 Comments »

Iranian artist Ardeshir Mohasses in New York show to August 3 2008

Posted on July 15, 2008


                        IRANIAN ARTIST SHOW NEW YORK  ASIA SOCIETY — To Aug. 3 2008: “Ardeshir Mohassess: Art and Satire in Iran.” The exhibition, guest curated by Shirin Neshat whose photographs are well known in the West, focuses on monochromatic ink drawings by Mohassess who was […]

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Posted in Ink, Iranian | Leave a Comment »

Buying frenzy lights up Iranian art market

Posted on July 10, 2008


Source: Middle East Times       IRANIAN ART MARKET The prices have soared by a factor of 20 within two years, the galleries are packed with prospective buyers and the works are both modern and daring, but this is not a description of the art scene in New York, Paris or London, but Tehran. Far […]

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Posted in Iranian, Market watch, Sculpture | 1 Comment »

Stop…look again! Work of Iranian activist artist Parastou Forouhar is not what it seems…

Posted on September 22, 2009


CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART For a revealing insight into contemporary art and its relationship with political and gender issues in Iran today, don’t miss this intriguing interview with Parastou Forouhar in which she describes how she challenges viewers to take a second look. Art by Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar takes on political proportions with her intriguing […]

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Posted in Activist, Germany, Iranian, Museum shows, Parastou Forouhar, Political | Leave a Comment »

56 artist show Iran Inside Out – Will election unrest fan the debate about Iranian contemporary art?

Posted on June 30, 2009


IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION US New York’s Chelsea Art Museum is holding its “groundbreaking” exhibition Iran Inside Out (26 June to 5 September 2009) which features 35 artists living and working in Iran alongside 21 others living in the diaspora. We are promised a “multifarious portrait of 56 contemporary Iranian artists challenging the conventional perceptions of Iran and Iranian art”. However, do not […]

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Posted in Activist, Identity art, Iranian, Islamic art, Middle Eastern, Museum shows, Nationalism, New York, Overviews, Performance, Political | 1 Comment »

28 Iranian women artists in 3 decade survey Masques of Shahrazad in London

Posted on February 12, 2009


FEMALE IRANIAN ART The Masques of Shahrazad to 9-14 March 2009 at Candlestar GalleryEvolution and Revolution of three generations of Iranian women artists An exhibition featuring work by 28 Iranian women artists runs at The Mall Galleries, London, 9 – 14 March 2009. Opening on International Women’s Day and thirty years on from the upheavals […]

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Posted in Feminist art, Gallery shows, Identity art, Iranian, Islamic art, London, Middle Eastern, Painting, Photography, Political, Surveys, UK | Leave a Comment »

First UK survey of Iranian women film, photography artists in London to January 2009

Posted on November 11, 2008


IRANIAN ART PHOTOGRAPHY FILM WOMEN 27 September 2008 – 10 January 2009 30 Years of Solitude is a survey show of photography and film by some of Iran’s most talented women artists and is the first exhibition in the UK featuring artists who all live and work in Iran. Curated by architect Faryar Javaherian and […]

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Posted in Curators, Feminist art, Iranian, Islamic art, London, Middle Eastern, Museum shows, New Media, Photography, Surveys, Video, West Asian | Leave a Comment »