Director of Art Dubai Myrna Ayad Image via arsgratiaartis.eu Director of Art Dubai Myrna Ayad
Image via arsgratiaartis.eu

Ayad and Al-Shabibi will be joined by Mohammad Saeed Al-Shehhi of Dubai Design District and Pinsent Masons' Fionnuala Rogers. Chaired by the International New York Times' Farah Nayeri, the panel will discuss doing business in the region, the current state of the market, collecting tastes and the future of the art market in the Middle East.

The talk will be key for 2016 as Middle Eastern art continues to rise since the pivotal moment when Parviz Tanavoli became the Middle East's most expensive artist at auction in 2008 when his sculpture The Wall (Oh Persepolis), sold for $2.77 million at Christie's New York. See more realized prices for Tanavoli here.

Parviz Tanavoli with The Wall (Oh Persepolis) Parviz Tanavoli with The Wall (Oh Persepolis)

The conference will be held on September 1, 2016, at Church House Conference Centre in London. See here for more ticket information.

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