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Posted On: 15 December 2010 05:48 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:26 am

Hurouf - The Art of The Word Sotheby's Ground-breaking Doha Auction @Al Muktashar Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton, Doha

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Details: The 145-lot auction will showcase works by over 65 artists from 24 countries, with 82 pieces in the sale which are contemporary interpretations of calligraphy. 'Hurouf: The Art of the Word' traces the developments of the Arabic script from its inception, with kufic leaves dating from the 8th century, through popular calligraphy of the 19th century to the highest calibre works by international calligraphers working today. In selecting some of the most talented, revered and innovative calligraphers working with the Arabic script from, among others, Japan, the United States, Turkey, the Middle East, China and the Indian Sub-Continent, the auction aims to represent the developments of an art form that has entered its second millennium. The sale features monumental pieces on canvas, in bronze and neon too, by – among others - leading artists such as Farhad Moshiri, Ahmed Moustafa, Parviz Tanavoli, Hassan Massoudy, Mohammed Ehsai, Ali Omar Ermes, Sadequain and Laila Shawa, and of particular relevance to Qatar are local artists Yousef Ahmad and Ali Hassan and resident artist MF Hussain.

Interested parties can register for catalogues, pre-register for viewings, or visit the pre-sale exhibition during opening hours 13th – 15th December 2010. For details please refer to contact infomation below. The auction can be viewed and bids made live on line via Sotheby's BidNow at Catalogues can be viewed and downloaded from the website.

Where: Al Muktashar Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Time: 7pm

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 4452 8333