It is uncommon for a Middle Eastern artist to exhibit seven works in various auctions over the course of seven months with 100% of his works selling, but Sadegh Tabrizi, an Iranian artist and one of the pioneers of Middle Eastern art, has accomplished this in recent months.
Iranart: Prominent Iranian artist Sadegh Tabrizi, who passed away in London in 2017, is often featured in current art auctions.
The media stated that Tabrizi was making his 100th appearance at auctions on January 31, 2023, when he appeared at Bonham's in London.
A little oil painting, 45 x 35 cm, belonging to "The Lovers" collection from the 1970s was put up for auction in the Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Online auction, and it sold for 6,120 pounds despite having a pre-sale estimate of between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds.
An untitled painting measuring 47.5 x 49 cm that had a pre-sale estimate of £600–800 sold at Artcurial on April 5 for £3,149.
Three other Tabrizi pieces were offered in a Bonham's event on May 24 headlined Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, and all three ended up being bought.
A 1960s artwork of Khosrow and Shirin without a title sold for £12,800. Another of the artist's untitled works, also from the 1960s, brought in £8,960, while his 1970 work "Lady on Horse" fetched in £3,840.
However, Tabrizi's art reached its zenith on July 21 at the 17th Tehran auction, where two of his paintings smashed sales records.
Untitled painting from the 2010s, acrylic on canvas, 100 × 70 cm, sold for 2.2 billion tomans, or roughly $52,000, over the pre-sale estimate.
Another piece, measuring 122 by 168 cm and painted in acrylic without a title, went on sale for 1 billion and 700 million tomans (about $40,000).