ARTIANA – Jamil Naqsh (Works on Paper) – Online Auction – No Buyer’s Premium – 16 – 31 May 2020

ARTIANA, UAE’s first home-grown auction house for art and luxury collectibles, is offering 100 paper works by Pakistani artist, Jamil Naqsh in their upcoming auction on May 16 to May 31. This sale is a tribute to the artist on the anniversary of his passing and offers a unique opportunity for friends, collectors, and enthusiasts alike to pay homage to the master and acquire one of his works with impeccable provenance.  

The collection, exclusively from the Jamil Naqsh Family collection, showcases calligraphy works on paper in various media such as acrylic and ink, among others. These works which feature calligraphic interpretations of surahs from the Holy Qur’an provides a myriad of the artist’s works centered on his faith. Incidentally, the collection was curated with the majority of the lots based on Surah Fatheha, the first chapter in the Holy Book, which is traditionally prayed on funerals – to offer consolation, hope, and comfort to the departed loved one and his family on the occasion. 

The collection will be sold from May 16 (9:00 am) through May 31 (9:00 pm) UAE time through an online auction at, offering ample time for interested parties to take part in. Along with that, the entire sale will be conducted with Artiana’s No Buyer’s Premium policy in an essentially ‘What You Bid Is What You Pay’ format. FlexiPay which allows buyers to ‘Bid Now Pay Later’ will also be available for eligible clients. (FlexiPay scheme details are available on their website.)

The catalogue can be viewed online on their website and alternatively on ISSUU. Due to the current COVID situation, gallery viewings are suspended; however, condition reports will be available upon request. 

Collectors may place bids at ARTIANA’s website, or through the mobile app available on both Google Play for Android and the App Store for Apple devices.

For information on how to register and bid, visit their website at; For assistance and inquiries, call Artiana’s Help Desk at +971 55 815 3030 or write to [email protected]

Auction Catalogue – Jamil Naqsh (Works on Paper) – From The Jamil Naqsh Family Collection – May 16-31, 2020