Saturday, May 21, 2011

Art & Patronage

If you love art or want to buy a house warming gift to someone who appreciates art, or simply you want a new coffee table book, then get this book: Art & Patronage: The Middle East. I spotted it at Dar Al Funoon the other day (KD 25) and it basically captures the new wave of art patronage in the Middle East. Profiling fifty leading art collectors, brokers, and patrons in our region.  Very informative and interesting read.

The above photo is an illustration of how Abu Dhabi's Guggenheim will look like. AMAZING!

The above photo was taken during an exhibition titled Fluidity & Design in 2010 at the Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research that was held in Bahrain showcasing works by Zaha Hadid, one of the world's greatest architects.

In the above photo a mixed media commissioned and produced by the Sharjah Biennal 2007. Below are some photos of STUNNING pieces owned by the region's top art collectors.

In love with the wall!

2 comments:

LWDLIK said...

Have to agree that's a fabulous book. So wonderful to see art being so appreciated. You could literally go to a different exhibit daily here in Kuwait. Bravo!

Confashion said...

LWDLIK
Me too! This year has been the Year of art and culture in Kuwait! It's about time! :)

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