The Islamic week just finished in London, and what a week it has been. Starting on a personal note, it’s been a busy one for me, and I am so grateful to have been able to see so many amazing experts, scholars, collectors and enthusiasts, who make the field of Islamic arts genuinely exciting. And … More Islamic Week, Autumn 2022: Results Highs and Lows – Part 1 (blog)
The Islamic Art market is like some mystical creature living in a deep forest. Everybody has heard about it, and many will tell you they have seen it, but everybody gives different descriptions, apart that it has eyes and a tail. What I’m trying to say, with this unnecessarily convoluted metaphor, is that the art … More Islamic Week, Autumn 2022: Prices and Attributions Oddities (blog)
This spring, London Islamic Week will be focused on four auctions: Bonhams opens on the 29th March with a catalogue of 248 lots; the 30th March, Sotheby’s presents a catalogue of 169 lots; Christie’s on the 31st March offers 209 lots; Rosebery’s closes the week on the 1st April with a large catalogue of 456 … More Islamic Week Spring 2022: A Broken Balance? (blog)
I admit it, this title might be a bit dramatic, but it is still an accurate depiction of the upcoming Islamic week, as, yes, there are bats. This year, Bonhams opens on the 25th October with a large catalogue of 342 lots, more than double since last Spring auction; Roseberys presents on the next day … More Islamic Week, Autumn 2021 or An Unexpected Number of Bats (blog)
The effect of the Pandemic on the London Islamic week of Spring 2021 The year 2020 has been challenging for the world and everybody on the planet has felt the impact on the pandemic. Not being out of the woods yet, the beginning of this year seems more hopeful with the promise of a vaccine … More After the Storm, Another Storm?
Click here to jump to the latest update (22nd Nov.) The challenges the world faces this year are of unprecedented magnitude, and with them, the fragile equilibrium of world economy has been thrown off balance completely. For museum and galleries, the blow is particularly hard, as most intitutions were already struggling keeping their doors open … More The Future of the Islamic Art Market could be Now
Unprecedented times, unprecedented auctions. The covid-19 pandemic has forced major houses to either move their auctions online or push back to a later date, a choice made by Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Dreweatts. Spring Islamic week was held from the 9th to the 25th June and despite the many restrictions, the results reflect the continuous support from collectors. … More A Delayed Islamic Week full of Questions: overview of June 2020 results