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Christie’s Middle East ends two days of sales with auctioned artworks fetching Dh44m

Christie’s Middle East ended two days of sales with auctioned artworks fetching a total of US$12 million (Dh44m).

Christie’s Middle East ended two days of sales with auctioned artworks fetching a total of US$12 million (Dh44m).

The Dubai-based company worked with clients from 20 countries over the two days and set 24 world auction records for artists from the region.

A painting by Turkish-Jordanian artist Fahr El Nissa Zeid, Break of the Atom and Vegetal Life, became the highest valued painting by an artist from the region when it fetched $2.7m on Tuesday night.

Michael Jeha, the managing director of the auction house in the region, said: “Across the past two evenings we have also helped raise almost $1.4 million for charity and projects to benefit artists from the region.”

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