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Egyptian masterpiece sells for £1.2 million as Bonhams smashes records in Middle Eastern Art sale

Coming to the market for the first time in history, L?ile Heureuse (1927) ? a masterpiece by Mahmoud Said (Egypt, 1897-1964) ? smashed its estimate of £200,000-300,000, selling for £1.2m. ? This is a record for any Arab artwork sold in the past five years ? And the highest price ever achieved for Middle Eastern artwork sold outside the region The highlight in a wide-ranging sale of 20th Century Arab and Iranian Art, L?ile Heureuse or Happy Isle is regarded as a cultural landmark.
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