2015 Tehran Auction: Sohrab Sepehri’s painting sold for $965k

The fourth Tehran Auction has broken the all-time record of Iran’s art auctions thanks to the sale of a painting by Sohrab Sepehri for over $965,000 (€865,000), which brought the total revenue of the sales to over $7.25 million (€6.5 million).

The second most expensive sale of the event was another painting by the late Iranian poet and painter, which was sold for about $600,000. A total of 126 works by various artists, including Masoud Arabshahi, Mohammad Ehsaii, Jalil Rasouli, Behjat Sadr, and Parviz Kalantari went under the hammer.

The event, dubbed Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art Auction, was hosted by Iranian actor Reza Kianian at Tehran’s Grand Azadi Hotel.

Related articles:
The other Iran | 2014 Tehran Art Auction grosses over $4 million,
The Guardian | Tehran auction shifts millions of pounds worth of art in spite of sanctions

Sources: Press TV | Iran | Culture, IRNA | Photos, ISNA | Photos, Fars News Agency | Photos, Tehran Auction | 2015 Lot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s