A brief note on the last auctions – Islamic Art Week, Spring 2017, London

The Islamic Art Week that the Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Christie’s organize twice every year in London is a fixed appointment for me. This year, as always, I followed the auctions and checked what happened in one of the most important events of Islamic art market in the year. And now, I just want to share…

Islamic Art Auctions, Fall 2014 – Some notes

Sometimes researchers tend to close themselves in an ivory tower made of books, articles, journals and objects of art (in my case inscriptions), without considering how the world outside actually relies on money. Also art and art history in some sense. A couple of weeks ago, at Bonhams, the last auction of Islamic Art of…