Friday, May 18, 2018

5 pieces of Arab and Islamic art that were sold for millions

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One of the most expensive Arab paintings in the world, “The Whirling Dervishes” is the work of an Egyptian artists who goes by the name of Mahmoud Said and was created in 1929. In 2010, the piece of art sold for an incredible $2.4million at Christie’s auction house.
Often, when we think about invaluable pieces of art, artists like Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Salvador Dali come to mind. These artists are no longer living, but their work is alive and recognized across the world and has been for as long as the art industry has been around. However, Arab and Islamic art has also existed for centuries and has been pushing its way into the art market and is quickly becoming rather sought-after. These are 5 of the most expensive pieces of Arabian and Islamic art ever to be sold. [More]