TWO MODERNS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST - REZA DERAKSHANI AND ALFRED BASBOUS
For the first time in Asia, Sotheby’s is excited to present an exhibition dedicated to Middle Eastern art: Two Moderns from the Middle East: Reza Derakshani and Alfred Basbous, at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery from 3 to 17 November 2017. The exhibition is guest-curated by international art advisors Arianne Levene Piper and Eglantine de Ganay-d’Espous.
Over the past decade, Middle Eastern art has gained increasing recognition on the stage. It has also begun to catch the attention of Asian collectors, whose tastes have diversified beyond the traditional Asian arts. In response to the region’s growing interest, Sotheby’s will bring to Hong Kong works by two iconic Middle Eastern artists: Lebanese-born modern sculptor Alfred Basbous (1924-2006) and Reza Derakshani (b. 1952), one of Iran’s most celebrated living artists.
Two Moderns from the Middle East: Reza Derakshani and Alfred Basbous allows Asian collectors the unique opportunity to discover two uniquely outstanding artists, whilst introducing Middle Eastern art to an even wider global audience. The selling exhibition will offer for sale 12 bronze and marble sculptures by Alfred Basbous, and over 20 new oil-on-canvas works by Reza Derakshani.