Sotheby’s has just announced that it will be opening an office and a gallery in Dubai run by Katia Nounou.
Sotheby’s Dubai Office will be run by the amazing Katia Nounou, who recently moved to Dubai after being part of the Sotheby’s private client group in London since 2008. Katia’s focus has always been that of generating new Middle Eastern clients as well as nurturing a new generation of collectors globally. With her Iranian and Iraqi background, in-depth knowledge of the market and contacts in the region, Katia has been central in cultivating Arab and Iranian Contemporary art at Sotheby’s.
As the head of Sotheby’s new office in Dubai , Katia will now focus on developing a comprehensive new calendar of events to build on Sotheby’s numerous travelling exhibitions across the region. Her role will encompass liaising with the Sotheby’s network of clients, as well as organising exhibitions and lecture series to showcase myriad highlights from Sotheby’s worldwide sales.
To coincide with the official opening , Sotheby’s has arranged one of the largest and wide ranging exhibitions which will open to the public on the 14th March. This exhibition will be led by a preview of Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian artworks from the London 20th Century Art / Middle East auction.
Bringing together worldwide highlights from Sotheby’s international auction calendar spanning the forthcoming season, the exhibition will star highly sought-after masterpieces by celebrated artists from the region alongside myriad pieces of historical importance and a selection of extraordinary jewellery and watches.
The view will take place at Level 1, Gate Village Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE from Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 March 2017. The exhibition is open to the public from 10am – 8pm (please note an early closing time of 5pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19) with events ranging from gallery tours to a book launch with Rose Issa and Juliet Cestar.
Located in the DIFC, Sotheby’s Dubai will present an expanded programme of year-round events, including selling and non-selling exhibitions, events and talks, reflecting the spectrum of Sotheby’s international sales and extensive client services. The office will complement the existing network of offices across the region.
This article first published on Wild Free Innocent by Olivia Innocent Buckley
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