Monday 13, March 2017 by William Mullally

Sotheby's launches largest-ever exhibition in Dubai

The exhibition will open to the public on 14 March, led by a preview of Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian artworks from the London 20th Century Art / Middle East auction.

Sotheby’s is set to launch an exciting exhibition in Dubai, its largest and most wide-ranging exhibition to date, to coincide with the official office opening of Sotheby’s Dubai’s gallery space and office. The exhibition will open to the public on 14 March, led by a preview of Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian artworks from the London 20th Century Art / Middle East auction.

Bringing together worldwide highlights from Sotheby’s international auction calendar spanning the forthcoming season, the exhibition will star highly sought-after masterpieces by celebrated artists from the region alongside myriad pieces of historical importance and a selection of extraordinary jewellery and watches. The view will take place at Level 1, Gate Village Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE from Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 March 2017. The exhibition is open to the public from 10am – 8pm with events ranging from gallery tours to a book launch with Rose Issa and Juliet Cestar.

Located in the DIFC, Sotheby's Dubai will present an expanded programme of year-round events, including selling and non-selling exhibitions, events and talks, reflecting the spectrum of Sotheby's international sales and extensive client services. The office will complement the existing network of offices across the region.

Edward Gibbs, Sotheby’s Middle East & India Chairman, said, “We will officially launch Sotheby's Dubai gallery and office space with the most expansive exhibition in our 40-year history of serving our clients in the Middle East. Providing a special preview to our clients in the region we will be unveiling, for the first time on their global pre-sale exhibition tour, outstanding artworks of rarity and exceptional quality, and extraordinary objects - from historic treasures of the Islamic world to exceptional jewellery and watches. Representing the array of what we source globally to meet the taste of discerning collectors, this exhibition marks the first of many at Sotheby's Dubai. We very much look forward to welcoming our clients - both those who are new to us and those whom we have served for many years - and sharing the breadth of what we offer.”

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