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Roxane Zand

Sotheby's New Category Old Hand

BY Sara Raza

FARHAD MOSHIRI, A Dream in Tehran, 2007, embroidery on canvas.All images courtesy Sotheby’s, London.

In November 2006, Sotheby’s hired the Iran-born, Harvard-educated specialist in Asian and Islamic art and culture, Roxane Zand, as business director of the Middle East and Gulf region. Zand’s employment coincides with the emergence of an escalating regional art market concentrated in the Gulf States, already home to some of the world’s most extravagant real estate and construction projects. Art market experts predict the Gulf may grow to challenge…

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