Bonhams set eight new artist records this week with their Islamic and Indian Art auction. The record breakers were all from the Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art section, which was made up of 96 lots and generated $2.1M. The entire auction comprised 585 lots and ended with a total of $5.4M.

Records were broken for artists Sirak Melkonian, Fouad Kamel, Ahmed Shibrain, Faeq Hassan, Madiha Omar, Saleh Al-Jumaie, Einoddin Sadeghzadeh and Kadhim Hayder.

SIRAK MELKONIAN. Untitled, 2000-2001. Sold for $44,569. Bonhams SIRAK MELKONIAN. Untitled, 2000-2001. Sold for $44,569. Photo via Bonhams

FAEQ HASSAN. Untitled, 1937. Sold for $32,413. Bonhams FAEQ HASSAN. Untitled, 1937. Sold for $32,413. Photo via Bonhams

Other highlights include Sohrab Sepehri's The Hanging Clothes, which made $237,432 and was sold to benefit Encylopaedia Iranica. Ayman Baalbaki's L'Armonial set a record price for pieces within the artist's "War" series when it sold for $169,362.

AYMAN BAALBAKI. L'Armonial, 2011. Sold for $169,362. Bonhams AYMAN BAALBAKI. L'Armonial, 2011. Sold for $169,362. Photo via Bonhams

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