Ahmed Moustafa, “The Night Journey and Ascension”, Oil and watercolor on 638 GSM cotton paper mounted on canvas, in two parts, 2008-2010. Estimate: $ 700,000 – 900,000. Sold for: $ 842,500. Record for the Artist at Auction. Courtesy Sotheby’s.
Sotheby’s held in Doha the first auction exclusively dedicated to Calligraphy. The auction brought nine artist records, among which for a work by Ahmed Moustafa (842,500 $), Mounir Fatmi (134,500 $), and Khaled Ben Slimane (92,500 $). My report of the auction has been published today on ArtEconomy24 Il Sole 24 ORE under the title “A Doha l’arte calligrafica supera le stime“.