A dozen influential artworks by Iraq’s modern masters will be included in Christie’s Middle East’s upcoming sale on 22 March in Dubai, UAE. The works are from the collection of Iraqi economist Fadhil Chalabi whose passion for works by artists from his homeland, have seen him amass an impressive collection featuring many established and emerging artists.
The majority of the 12 artworks from the Chalabi Collection offered by Christie’s, reveal the depth and sophistication of Iraq’s artistic revolution throughout key moments in the country’s history. Most of the works were initially acquired directly from the artists themselves, a testimony to the longstanding relationships that Chalabi maintained with many of these artists.
We decided to look through the exciting pieces that will be on view at Christie’s Dubai in Jumeirah Emirates Towers from 19 March and choose six of our favourite so you can learn more about these particular paintings and the Iraqi masters who painted them.