The Last before the Next: October 2019 Islamic Week in London

I have been looking forward this Islamic Week all summer. Though reading through auction catalogues and feverishly discovering what items major houses will have managed to put on the market is always an exciting time, I can't help but wonder if this particular Islamic week doesn't mark the end of an era. This gloomy thought … Continue reading The Last before the Next: October 2019 Islamic Week in London

Fahrelnissa Zeid Towards a Sky Sotheby's

Tracing the Modern in Post-Modern: The dilemma of Contemporary “Islamic” Art

While pre-modern Islamic art continues to grow as an academic field and as a profitable investment for collectors, the attention given to contemporary Islamic art has been increasing significantly among art dealers, academics and curators. Starting this article, the intend was to create a focus on a few living artists well represented on the market. … Continue reading Tracing the Modern in Post-Modern: The dilemma of Contemporary “Islamic” Art

Time to speculate: London Islamic Week, October 2018

Autumn is always an exciting time. Business starts again after a well-deserved break, calendars are getting busier and attention gets directed towards the next big event: the second Islamic Week in London. Finally, the catalogues are out and we get to speculate on what will sell the most. This fall, I found that Bonham's, Sotheby's and … Continue reading Time to speculate: London Islamic Week, October 2018