The inaugural Contemporary and Modern African and Middle Eastern Art Auction at Olympia Auctions consisting of 88 lots will include paintings, prints and sculpture from Africa including the Maghreb, Egypt, Kenya and South Africa. The department is particularly delighted to offer property from the collection of H.E. Dr Mohammed Said Farsi (1935 – 2019). Dr Farsi stands as one of the most influential figures in the recent development of Middle Eastern visual arts and culture. The acclaimed Farsi collection continues to garner interest from collectors and institutions alike, comprising some of the finest examples of the region’s contemporary cultural expression.
Another highlight by an Egyptian artist is ‘Four Women braiding each other’s hair’ by Tahia Halim (1919-2003), a painter celebrated for her poetic and folkloric works. This comes from a Private Collection in London and carries an estimate of £20,000 – £25,000.
In the Middle Eastern section, the sale will include works from the Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.
Price points in the sale range from £300 – £30,000.
Contact Head of Sale Janet Rady for further information.