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Iran

Farjam Collection gallery opens at the Dubai International Financial Centre with Islamic art exhibition

Our first glimpse of plans for multiple museums laid out by the Iranian industrialist at Art Dubai '08

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Art fairs

Sales slow as Gulf waits for planned museums to buy

And parallel event for collectors draws big names away from fair

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Iranian art

Iranian artists triumph at Christie's Dubai as contemporary market hits its stride

Christie's '08 auction report sees the mediocre pushed aside to make way for big names

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Artist interview

“Every society has its taboos”: Interview with Farhad Moshiri

The Middle Eastern contemporary artist discusses the state of the art market, his commercial success, and what it’s like to work in Iran

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Exhibitions

Property developers in Dubai organise shows of rare miniatures and Islamic art

Major collectors based in Gulf state are lending work

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Art market

Christie’s hails success of “first” Middle East sale

Sales in Dubai almost doubled expectations, and the majority of buyers were new (just don’t mention the Tel Aviv saleroom)