‘Whirling Dervishes’ becomes the most expensive painting to be sold out of the Middle East

Middle East has been a hub for luxury cars for a while now, but it’s now gearing up to welcome art lover too! Christie’s at Dubai Auction sold Mahmoud Said’s ‘Whirling Dervishes’ at over twice its pre-sale estimate price of $6.7 million, at a staggering $2,546,500 to let it take the title the most expensive painting from the Middle Eastern to change owners.

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All of Dr. Said’s paintings (30 in total) found buyers. In the last year alone, the Contemporary Middle Eastern art sales saw a 117% hike. This sale, too, saw bidders from as many as 18 nations around the world.

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