Art And Culture

4th National Auction in Tehran

4th National Auction in Tehran4th National Auction in Tehran

Iran’s National Auction House has received several entries for the 4th National Auction in Tehran. The date of the auction has yet to be announced.

Unlike the three previous editions of the auction which were restricted to calligraphies, paintings, manuscript illuminations, miniatures, hand-woven rugs and leatherworks, this round “is a free-for-all event, open to any creation of artistic nature, regardless of the technique applied,” ILNA quoted Zahra Mahmoudvand, director of the National Auction House, as saying.

“This edition will feature creations from all art majors, and will showcase a treasure trove of artworks,” she added.

  Earlier Auctions

The National Auction House has so far organized three auction rounds. The first held in October 2014 was conducted by the award-winning Iranian actor Bahram Radan. The event presented over 40 works by 30 artists, which included paintings, miniatures, calligraphies, leatherworks and antiques. The auction sold 60% of the featured works for 30 billion rials ($847,700).

The second was a year later in which Iranian actor Atila Pesyani held the gavel, offered 76 traditional works including paintings, calligraphies and handicraft, of which over 90% of were sold earning 49 billion rials ($1.38 million).

The third, or the first Special Carpet Auction, was organized in August 2016. Iranian actor, producer and TV host Ahmad Najafi, 67, presented a selection of 27 hand-woven Persian carpets that totally fetched $8.7 million.


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