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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Sotheby's Dubai to hold first auction this year

The works for sale will be exhibited at Sotheby’s Dubai in DIFC on November 6, followed by the auction on November 13.

Sotheby's Dubai will be hosting an auction in November, 2017
Sotheby's Dubai will be hosting an auction in November, 2017

Sotheby’s Dubai will host its inaugural auction on November 13, 2007. The auction is called Boundless: Dubai and will focus on art from, and inspired by, the Middle East.

The auction, curated by Ashkan Baghestani, spans the collecting categories of 20th Century and contemporary Middle Eastern art, design, photography, prints, books & manuscripts, arts of the Islamic world, Orientalist art and jewellery.

The works for sale will be exhibited at Sotheby’s Dubai in DIFC from November 6 to November 12 , followed by the auction itself on November 13.

Sotheby’s will also host public tours of the works presented for sale, and talks about the art and the general market, as well as providing information about the auction process.

Edward Gibbs, Sotheby’s Chairman for the Middle East, says, “Since opening our gallery and office in Dubai earlier this year it has been hugely rewarding to have strengthened bonds with our fast-growing community of clients in the region. Developing the scope of what we offer, beyond our expanding programme of exhibitions and educational initiatives, is a means of enhancing our ability to support and inspire the individual journeys of collectors. Holding this exciting, cross-category sale here reflects the evolution of Sotheby's Dubai - both our commitment to our clients and our contribution to the market in the region and we are honoured to have Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as our patron.”

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