x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

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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