This year, Tehran Auction addressed the increasing interest in modern and contemporary art, and facilitated the acquisition of the best quality works in reliable ways. Organizers of the event offered their best experience and expertise to bring selective artworks of various genres to art lovers. The auction started at 7 pm and sold 76 lots in total.

Once again, Iranian art reached new heights, with distinguished artist Sohrab Sepehri taking the top auction place, followed in second place by Monir Farmanfarmaian. The compelling sale went to a charity organization that supports hemophilia patients in the country.

On Friday, 63 lots secured prices above 100 million tomans. Lots by other artists featuring in the sale included Hossein Zenderoudi, Mansoor Ghandriz, Reza Mafi, Mahmoud Farshchian, Manouchehr Yektai, Bahman Mohasses, Farideh Lashai, Kamal-ol-Molk, Aydin Aghdashloo, Parviz Tanavoli, Mohammad Ehsai, Koorosh Shishegaran and Sirak Melkonian.

All top prices below:

Sohrab Sepehri

Untitled: 5.1 billion tomans

Hossein Zenderoudi

Untitled: 2.3 bt

Sohrab Sepehri

Untitled: 1.9 bt

Mansour Ghandriz

Untitled: 1.3 bt

Reza Mafi

Untitled: 1.1 bt

Mahmoud Farshchian

Miniature Painting: 900 mt

Manoucher Yektai

Untitled: 800 mt

Monir Farmanfarmaian

Mirror Work: 750 mt

Bahman Mohasses (1931-2010)

The Bird Statue: 750 mt

Farideh Lashai (1944-2013)

Painting: 750 mt


Portrait Painting: 700 mt

Aydin Aghdashloo

Painting: 650 mt

Parviz Tanavoli

Untitled: 600 mt

Mohammad Ehsai

Untitled: 600 mt

Koorosh Shishegaran

Untitled: 550 mt

Sirak Melkonian

Untitled: 550 mt

Monir Farmanfarmaian

Mirror Work: 520 mt

Manouchehr Yektai

Untitled: 480 mt

Parviz Tanavoli

The Heech: 450 mt

Faramaarz Pilaram

Untitled: 450 mt

Hassan Zarrin Ghalam

Untitled: 420 mt

Mohammad Ehsai

Untitled: 420 mt

Masoud Arabshahi

Untitled: 400 mt

Hossein Kazemi

Painting: 380 mt

Masoud Arabshahi

Untitled: 360 mt

Jazeh Tabatabai

Statue: 340 mt

Abolghasem Saeidi

Painting: 320 mt

Top sales below 300 million tomans:

300 mt: Parviz Kalantari, Parvaneh Etemadi, Nasrollah Afjei, Hossein Kazemi, Hossein Zenderoudi

290 mt: Parviz Tanavoli

280 mt: Naser Osar

250 mt: Gholamhossein Nami

250 mt: Mehdi Vishkai

240 mt: Leyly Matine-Daftary

240 mt: Nasser Assar

220 mt: Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam

220 mt: Abbas Kiarostami

220 mt: Keykhosro Khorvash

190 mt: Jalil Rasouli, Behjat Sadr

180 mt: Abdolreza Daryabeigi

160 mt: Hossein Khatai, Mehdi Vishkai, Hossein Mahjoubi

150 mt: Abbas Katouzian

140 mt: Abolghasem Saeidi, Sonia Balasanian, Alireza Espahbod, Naser Oveisi

130 mt: Mash Esmaeil, Abdolreza Daryabeigi, Jafar Rouhbakhsh

120 mt: Houshang Pezeshknia

110 mt: Reza Mafi, Parvaneh Etemadi, Farshid Maleki, Yervand Nahapetian

100 mt: Manouchehr Niazi, Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam, Mahmoud Zanganeh

Only 13 lots went under the hammer for below 100 million tomans:

85 mt: Naser Oveisi, Garnik Derhagopian, Jafar Rouhbakhsh

80 mt: Doustali Moirol Mamalek

75 mt: Sumbat Der Kiureghian, Hannibal Alkhas

70 mt: Abolhasan Seddighi

69 mt: Mahmoud Javadipour

55 mt: Isa Bahadori

40 mt: Ahmad Esfandiari, Siavash Kasrai, Hossein Sheikh

38 mt: Mohsen Soheili

Two lots by Hossein Zenderoudi and Koorosh Shishegaran could not sell at the 9th edition of Tehran Auction.

The first of its kind in Iran, Tehran Auction was launched in 2012 as a private, independent initiative to introduce the best of art ranging from established and emerging Iranian artists to Iranian art collectors and global buyers. The event aims to support the domestic art market as a key basis for the international market. The auction works widely with art galleries and collectors to ensure a vast and strong selection of paintings, sculptures and photographs.