- Entries from collectors – collectors must submit documents that prove ownership and history of the work and its suitability for the art market
- Entries from galleries – galleries may present works of artists who have established markets in Tehran and are known by other galleries and collectors
- Entries from Artists – pioneering artists who do not work with any particular art gallery can directly propose their work to Tehran Auction. Other artists can only enter through galleries or collectors
Classical art includes works of Kamal-ol-Molk and his students; works belonging to Kamal-ol-Molk’s School of Painting, which paved the way for transition from centuries of Persian miniature-style painting to modern art. Exceptional works by artists who lived during Kamal-ol-Molk’s time as well as other modern paintings and “coffeehouse” school of painting may be presented in this section
Modern art refers to Iranian art of the last century, introduced in the 1940s. Searching for fresh ideas in modernism, Iranian artists have presented a new language for art and artistic expression in art.
Contemporary art encompasses modern approaches to art as well as new methods of artistic creation that ignore the structure of modern art and offer fresh themes and a new language for artistic expression. In addition to works of prominent contemporary artists, works of older generation of artists with post-modern qualities are considered contemporary art.