Sotheby's will be auctioning off Shirin Neshat's Passage from 2001, which will be Neshat's first video piece to be sold at auction. Sotheby's has estimated it's value between $200,000-300,000. The piece was filmed in Morocco and depicts an Islamic funeral procession. With original music written by composer Phillip Glass, the piece has a distinct ominous quality.

Still from Shirin Neshat's Passage. 2001. Still from Shirin Neshat's Passage. 2001. Photo via Sotheby's

The winning bidder will take the piece home in the form of a DVD and a digital beta master clone, as well as a certificate of authenticity. The piece is part of an edition of six plus one artist's proof, examples from this edition can be found at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Contemporary Art / Doha auction will be held on October 13 comprising 53 lots. Alongside Neshat, the auction includes works by artists such as Damien Hirst, Sterling Ruby and Anish Kapoor.

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