‘Art for art’s sake’ may be the prevailing view of many visitors to galleries and exhibitions.
La Lutte de l'Existence by Lebanese artist Paul Guiragossian (b.1926-d.1993). Price estimate: $600,000-800,000 (Photo courtesy of Christie's)
Give and Take by Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman. Price estimate: $40,000-60,000 (Photo courtesy of Christie's)
A Christie's auction underway in Dubai. (Photo courtesy of Christie's)