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  • Nov 13, 2017

New Hunts: Profile of Reza Derakshani

Portrait of REZA DERAKSHANI. Photo by Ali Zanjani. Courtesy the artist and Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

Iranian-born artist Reza Derakshani was in Hong Kong for the first time in early November. His new, expressionistic paintings—all created in 2017—depicting horseback hunts inspired by Persian poetry were on show alongside sculptures by Lebanese artist Alfred Basbous (1924–2006) in the “Two Moderns from the Middle East” selling exhibition at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery.