Sotheby’s First-Ever Sale of Islamic Art Realises £7 Million - Well Above Pre-Sale Expectation

LONDON.- Sotheby’s first-ever Evening Sale of Islamic Art, A Princely Collection: Treasures from the Islamic World, tonight realised the remarkable total of £7,070,550, against a pre-sale estimate of £3.4-4.8 million, and established strong sell-through rates by lot and value of 96% and 88% respectively. Of the lots sold, 75% achieved sums in excess of their pre-sale high estimates.

Islamic Center in New York - Design

NEW YORK (AP) - Conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building wrapped in a honeycomb of abstract shapes, with a core containing far more space for other activities than religious worship.

The sale of Arts of the Islamic World at Sotheby’s

LONDON, 6th October 2010/ The sale of Arts of the Islamic World contains a fine selection of rare objects encompassing the full scope of the Islamic lands. There are 408 lots available for buying and you can see all of them on their website.

Mimar Sinan Exhibiton in Beylikdüzü Migros Shopping Mall

Exhibition can be visited on 01 – 17 October. Having lived in the most powerful era of the Ottoman Empire and served to three sultans Süleyman the Magnificent, Selim II and Murat the 3rd; the great architect Sinan played the major role in construction of architecture masterpieces symbolizing the Empire’s power.

Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy

CHICAGO, September 25 – January 16, 2011 Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy by Nihad Dukhan at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). The exhibition features 29 paintings by calligraphy artist Nihad Dukhan, PhD.

God Is Beautiful; He Loves Beauty: The Object in Islamic Art and Culture

The Symposium, titled God Is Beautiful; He Loves Beauty: The Object in Islamic Art and Culture will be held at the new Museum of Islamic Art (designed by I.M. Pei) October 29-31, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The keynote speaker will be Paul Goldberger, the Pulitzer-Prize winning architecture critic and writer for the New Yorker, who will discuss the Museum building as a work of Islamic art on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Giant mural in Bradford by Mohammed Ali AerosolArabic

Mohammed Ali is an internationally famous graffiti artist who is to undergo one of his most ambitious projects yet at the University of Bradford. In fact, at 950 square meters of building site hoardings around the site of The Green will be transformed. Mohammed’s work at the University will explore the power of education to transform the world.