Saturday, January 14, 2006

Christie's in Dubai



"In the long term, this nation [i.e. Iran] with the longest continuous past in the Middle East has a serious potential. There, collecting is as old as the culture. Chinese porcelain was already being sought after in the ninth century, long before Europe knew about it…In the post-World War II era, a school of contemporary art…blossomed in Iran. The Museum of Contemporary Art founded by the former empress, Farah Pahlavi in Tehran, has one of the most important collections of French avant-garde painting of the late 19th and 20th century outside the West."

International Herald Tribune

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