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