A World Record

price was paid last night for the work of the Saudi artist I’m currently writing about. Abdulnasser Gharem’s Message/Messenger went for $700,000 at the first Christie’s auction of the year in Dubai. Apparently this is the highest price ever paid at auction for the work of a living Arab artist.

His last work sold at Christie’s for just over $8,000.

Abdulnasser is also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Saudi Arabian Army.

Here’s the piece:

 

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