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“I can’t hang my Picassos”: clarity over censorship needed for art market in Dubai

01 September 2016

A lack of clarity on issues of censorship is affecting Dubai’s role as a centre for the art market, delegates at the Art Business Conference heard today.

Russian claims of ISIS profits from looted antiquities ‘do not add up,’ dealer body says

08 April 2016

Russian allegations that ISIS is netting $150-$200m annually from the sale of looted Syrian and Iraqi antiquities have been dismissed by the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA).

Sotheby’s set up in Doha

20 October 2008

Sotheby’s have announced that they are to open an office in Doha and are planning a series of auctions in the Qatari capital in early 2009.

Haughtons to launch quality fair in Dubai

29 May 2007

FOLLOWING rumours in the trade, London-based fair organisers Brian and Anna Haughton have confirmed exclusively to ATG that they will launch a high-end international fair in Dubai next February.

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New Gulf art and antique fairs will offer cut-price stands

19 March 2007

DETAILS have been released of the two new Middle East fairs at Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Organised by British company Turret Middle East Ltd, the fairs director is Fran Foster, who for a decade put together the Antiques For Everyone fairs at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

New fairs aim to crack Middle and Far East markets

11 December 2006

Contemporary art plans for Shanghai and Dubai

Christie’s raise the tempo in Dubai

19 September 2006

In the wake of their inaugural auction in Dubai in May, Christie’s are to make further investment in the fledgling Middle East market. New staff appointments and a sales calendar have been announced.

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Middle Eastern buyers purchase half of inaugural Dubai sale

31 May 2006

Over 500 clients participated in Christie’s inaugural sale in Dubai last month at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.

Christie’s to sell art in Dubai

23 January 2006

Christie’s will test the potentially lucrative waters of the Middle Eastern market in situ by holding an inaugural sale in Dubai this spring.

Christie’s open up in Dubai

19 April 2005

Christie’s have joined the throng of western companies opening offices in Dubai.

Begin the question – was it terrorism or foreign policy?

26 March 2003

With armed troops patrolling the refugee camps and townships in the occupied territories of Palestine, the message to the governing forces from the freedom fighters was defiant: “It is not our intention to convince anyone of the justice of our cause, for we don’t expect any goodwill from those who have deprived us of our country... you have learned what the word ‘terrorist’ means, some of you may even have come into direct contact with them.

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