Arab and Iranian art sale at Sotheby's.

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An October sale in London of 20th century art, which included both Arab and Iranian pieces, brought a combined total of 20,157,550 [pounds sterling], almost reaching the top sale estimate of 21.6m [pounds sterling]. A highlight was the sale of Cowboy and Indian, in acrylic and glitter on canvas, in two parts, by Farhad Moshiri (b. 1963), an artist who is at the forefront of contemporary Iranian Art. The work sold for 397,250 [pounds sterling] against a pre-sale estimate of 150,000-200,000 [pounds sterling]. Commenting on the results of the Arab and Iranian Art section of the Contemporary Art Sale, specialists Lina Lazaar and Dalya Islam, said: "Today's sale was...

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