LIVE 1

Labyrinth by Reza Shadzi

Courtesy: Reza Shadzi / Luna Shad

Medium: Oil on Canvas | Size: 22”x 30”

Retail Value: $5,000
Starting Bid: $2,500
Bid Increment: $500

Reza Shadzi is by vocation an architect, and by vocation and avocation a painter. Considered one of the great watercolorists of his generation, he has also created many new innovative canvases in other mediums. Some forty years ago, Houshang Golshiri, himself a preeminent modernist artist of contemporary Iran, writing about a retrospective of Shadzi’s drawings and water colors of the city of Bushehre, praised “the awe-inspiring details” of the sketches as well as the “simple but deep” mystery of his watercolors. In 2015, a critic covering a retrospective of Shadzi’s art in Isfahan, wrote of the “enduring” nature of his myriad-styled works.

The painting here is entitled “Labyrinth” and captures in graceful expressive lines, and vivid colors, not just the troubled entangled web of our human condition but also the ennobling possibility of redemption through, and in, art.

LIVE 2

Stunning Diamond Ring

Courtesy: Shapur Mozaffarian Fine Jewelry

Retail Value: $12,500
Starting Bid: $3,500
Bid Increment: $500

A beautiful diamond ring with an 18k white gold circular design set with multi fancy color and white diamonds in a pave style setting.
Total weight: 1.86ct.

LIVE 3

Six Night Getaway For 10 At Shangri-La Beachfront 4,000 Sq. Ft. Penthouse In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Courtesy: Saeid and Atousa Ghafouri

Retail Value: $8,000
Starting Bid: $4,000
Bid Increment: $500

Enjoy the magic of Puerto Vallarta while staying in the best location at the Shangri- la 2 story penthouse located on the 15th and 16th floors. The penthouse boasts panoramic views of the ocean, the Marina, and downtown Puerto Vallarta from every bedroom in the main unit, the living room, dining room and the kitchen.

The property is gated.

  • Full time maid from 9 am to 5pm
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Nights
  • Stay can be booked from mid-April to Mid-December

LIVE 4

Rapture by Ala Ebtekar

Courtesy: Ala Ebtekar

Medium: Mixed media digital pigment prints

Size: 40”x 27” | AP, Edition of 3, 2011

Retail Value: $12,000
Starting Bid: $6,000
Bid Increment: $500

Ala Ebtekar is a visual artist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known primarily for his work in painting, drawing, and installation that explores the juncture between history and myth, forging a multi-faceted project that melds science, philosophy, mytho-literary traditions, and pop culture together.

Ebtekar holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University. He has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009 in the Department of Art & Art History and Institute for Diversity in the Arts. He was recently mentioned by the Huffington Post as one of the “17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016”. Ebtekar’s works are part of several notable public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA; Berkeley Art Museum, CA, USA; Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany; de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, USA; Crocker Art Museum, CA, USA; Farjam Collection, UAE; Devi Art Foundation, India; and Orange County Museum of Art, CA, USA, among others.

LIVE 5

Elective Affinities II by Afshin Naghouni

Courtesy: Afshin Naghouni

Medium: Mixed Media | Size: 20”x 20”

Size: 40”x 27” | AP, Edition of 3, 2011

Retail Value: $12,000
Starting Bid: $6,000
Bid Increment: $500

“I used to be very cautious about telling people of my accident and having people know that I am in a wheelchair because I have never wanted people to feel sorry for me. But now that things are finally moving in the right direction for me I feel comfortable enough to talk about my tragedies which have led me to triumphs and I am only looking forward to putting more of my work out for all to see. The point of my work is not to send a sort of powerful message, the point of my work is to make my audiences stop and question what they see, and to become challenged by my work and if that happens to people then I think I have done my job as an artist.”

Today, Afshin is a world renowned artist. His vast canvases are the foundation for layers upon layers of oil, resin and glossy photographic imagery. Western women flaunt themselves in various stages of undress while Eastern women peer out modestly from their burqas, and we are forced to consider the nature of exploitation and oppression in the artist’s enhanced versions of reality.

LIVE 6

Round Trip Business Class Tickets for Two and 3 night stay at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Courtesy: Etihad Airways

Retail Value: $16,000
Starting Bid: $7,000
Bid Increment: $500

Round trip Business class tickets for two on Etihad Airways along with a 3 night complimentary stay at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. Etihad Airways provides non-stop service from SFO to Abu Dhabi. Etihad is the only global airline that guarantees, in business class, a fully flat bed with aisle access on every long-haul flight. Relax with an adjustable headrest and footrest. Enter a world of choice with our intuitive service and warm hospitality. You decide when and how we serve you.

Please note blackout dates from 5/15/2016 - 8/31/2016.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All amounts paid over fair market value prices are considered charitable contributions. All items are “as is”. All specified values for the item are an estimate of the fair market value. The items have not been appraised unless so noted and Pars Equality Center does not guarantee nor warrant the fair market value of the item. No statement made in this catalog, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed as warranty, representation, or guarantee of the genuineness or condition of the item.

 

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