artnet specialists continuously curate Middle Eastern Contemporary sales of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, and more by emerging to blue chip artists, such as Mona Hatoum, Hassan Massoudy, and Pooya Aryanpour. Impressive results achieved on artnet Auctions include US$11,960 for Lalla Essaydi's Converging Territories (2003) in 2011, US$13,225 for Shirin Neshat's I am its Secret (1993) in 2010, and a record US$20,700 for Youssef Nabil's series You Never Left III (2010) in 2012.
Middle Eastern Contemporary Art reflects the changing political, religious, and social perspectives of the region. Varied traditions are rapidly adapting with modernity, resulting in different art styles, and artworks that now achieve record-breaking prices at auction.
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