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EXPANDING THE HORIZON : MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Nada Boulos Auction
I am happy to present and lead the first Middle Eastern auction sale for the newly launched digital platform, Ans Azura. Throughout this encapsulating art selection, art collectors and enthusiasts will have the pleasure of discovering the rich artistic scene from the Middle East.
Indeed, the selection consists of works by outstanding modern and contemporary artists whose practice has shaped the art world in this region and beyond. High-selling artists such as Paul Guiragossian, Shafic Abboud, Marwan Kassab Bachi, and Hussein Madi are promoted.
Furthermore, the lots of this auction emphasize the strength of the Lebanese art scene and its heroic endurance and growth in the face of extenuating circumstances, political turmoil, and devastating crises plaguing the country. Many Lebanese artists featured have international prominence and continue to be exhibited in Lebanon and abroad. Helen El Khal, Huguette Caland, and Etel Adnan have been displayed at The Guggenheim, The Centre Georges Pompidou, The TATE, The Museum of Modern art San Francisco, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, amongst numerous places.
Yet, it is essential to highlight that significant Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian, and Egyptian artists are also part of this auction. This effort unveils the importance of the Arab art scene and its interactive, multifaceted nature. The themes, subject matter, and aesthetics are rich, diverse, and intricate.
These artists use art as a common language representing the modern and contemporary circumstances of the Arab subject in all its complex forms.