Monday, April 28, 2008

Desert Auctions

On Wednesday, April 30, Christie's Dubai will hold an Art Auction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At first glance I thought - What a strange little auction. But then I remembered that with any sizable offering there's more than a small amount of ugly art to wade through to find the good stuff. What struck me was the amount of works that incorporated calligraphy; a lot of which was playful.
The work on your right is by our friend, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi.

The image is from Artnet's Upcoming Auction Results for
Christie's Dubai
International Modern and Contemporary Art
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We'd expect calligraphy in an Asian Auction. It was a little surprising to see it here; but it shouldn't be, it's very much a part of their culture.

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