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DUBAI & ABU DHABI - Charity Art Exhibition and Auction Gala

shirin-neshat-iNovember 5th & 6th 2010

Magic of Persia is privileged to host a spectacular Fundraising Gala in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, U.A.E.

This event is made possible by the continued generosity of our renowned donating artists, the incomparable designs of Ali Bakhtiar and the support of our auction partner, Christie’s. Distinguished guests will enjoy a traditional evening of Persian music and dance, and dine under the stars in the Palm Gardens of The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, home of Formula One.

Funds raised will go to Magic of Persia Educational Programmes and Art Initiatives. Beneficiaries also include The Future Centre for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi; Delfina Foundation Residencies, London; and The Saatchi Gallery Educational Workshops for Children, London.

A Small Sample of Art Auction

Ahmad Amin Nazar - Untitled 02 (from the series 'The Center Cannot Hold' - acrylic on paper - 110 x150cm - 2009

Ahmad Amin Nazar - Untitled 02 (from the series 'The Center Cannot Hold' - acrylic on paper - 110 x150cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $3,000

Ali Alvai - where is my Vote? (from Forgotten ones' series) - mixed media on canvas - 100 x 210 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $4,500

Ali Alvai - where is my Vote? (from Forgotten ones' series) - mixed media on canvas - 100 x 210 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $4,500

Farah Ossouli - Lover in Fire - gouache on cardboard - 70 x 70 - 1999 - Starting Bid $15,000

Farah Ossouli - Lover in Fire - gouache on cardboard - 70 x 70 - 1999 - Starting Bid $15,000

Fereydoun Ave - Endangered Species - AP / ink jet print on canvas - 196 x 100 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $7,000

Fereydoun Ave - Endangered Species - AP / ink jet print on canvas - 196 x 100 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $7,000

Fereydoun Ave - Rostam in Late Summer - print on canvas -151 x 100 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $1,400

Fereydoun Ave - Rostam in Late Summer - print on canvas -151 x 100 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $1,400

Iman Raad - Shahab III - silkscreen on canvas - 110 x 250 cm - 2010 - Starting Bid $5,000

Iman Raad - Shahab III - silkscreen on canvas - 110 x 250 cm - 2010 - Starting Bid $5,000

Javad Azimi - Lion's Boudoir - acrylic on canvas - 100 x 120 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $1,200

Javad Azimi - Lion's Boudoir - acrylic on canvas - 100 x 120 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $1,200

Mohse Ahmadvand - Lovers - pen, ink and crayon on paper - 41 x 30 cm - 2008 - Starting Bid $2,500

Mohsen Ahmadvand - Lovers - pen, ink and crayon on paper - 41 x 30 cm - 2008 - Starting Bid $2,500

Omid Salehi - Afghanistan - epson photo luster - 90 x 60 cm - 2007 - Starting Bid $1,000

Omid Salehi - Afghanistan - epson photo luster - 90 x 60 cm - 2007 - Starting Bid $1,000

Sadegh Tabrizi - Riders and Lovers - mixed media on canvas - 150 x 160 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $20,000

Sadegh Tabrizi - Riders and Lovers - mixed media on canvas - 150 x 160 cm - 2009 - Starting Bid $20,000

Sshirin Neshat - AP - 76 x 101 cm - 2010 - Starting Bid $30,000

Sshirin Neshat - AP - 76 x 101 cm - 2010 - Starting Bid $30,000


EVENT TICKETS:
White Night Musical Event, Royal Mirage Htl, Dubai, 5th Nov – $200 pp
Charity Art Auction & Gala Dinner, Abu Dhabi, 6th November – $350 pp
To book both nights – $500 pp

Click to view and download the Invitation

Click to view the Auction Catalogue

Magic of Persia (MOP), a non-profit, non-political charity registered in the UK, educates young people on the value and unique contribution of Persian culture to society. MOP achieves its mission through the development and promotion of education and communication programmes, in partnership with world-class institutions. The programmes are designed to foster cultural enrichment, which will improve global understanding and harmony across religious and cultural divides. All these are especially relevant today when it has never been more important to learn, empower, communicate and respect achievements and history across cultures.