Gibran letters and drawings sell for $183,750 at auction
The Daily Star Lebanon, a leading English language newspaper in the Middle East wrote about recently uncovered letters and drawings by the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran.
In the article, Daily Star writer Victoria Yan notes that the collection of 33 letters and drawings by Gibran to Marie El-Khoury was auctioned for $183,750, around 4 times its pre-estimated value, at Sotheby's Dubai. The original figure for the collection was placed at between $42,000 and $54,000. Multiple bidders sought to claim ownership over various items in the collection, and the auction was “highly contested,” a press release from the art dealer said.