I finally have a spare minute to do a part 2 of my Islamic week review, but because it was already three weeks ago, I’m going to share only a few additional thoughts, including on “current affairs”. With these 2-part posts, I’m trying a new, shorter format, that’ll allow me to publish more often, and … More Islamic Week, Autumn 2022 – Part 2 and Other Things (blog)
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?
This Autumn Islamic week is over, and what a week it has been! The selection of Bonham’s, Sotheby’s and Christie’s included some breathtaking treasures but also some interesting novelties that I have been really happy to follow. … More Autum 2018 London Islamic week: results overview