Words by Mpdclick’s Home & Interiors Editor…
New book ‘Art & Patronage: The Middle East’ sets to enlighten the world on the new wave of creativity that is happening in the Middle East, with a showcase of over 100 collectors, curators and patrons.
This beautifully presented collection of traditional and modern art from both established and emerging artists shows the intense pride the Middle East has in its cultural heritage and the desire to share the wealth of art with the rest of the world. This book is the perfect addition to recent exhibitions ‘Edge of Arabia,’ a four year world tour that showcases the work and life of 17 prominent Saudi artists, and the 2009 Saatchi Gallery exhibition ‘New Art from the Middle East’.
Creative director of the ‘Edge of Arabia’ Abdullah Khaled al-Turki explains his motivation, “I want to use art to cultivate a deeper understanding of my country – which is often misrepresented – by showcasing its rich culture and unique talents,” a mission statement that captures the motivation behind ‘Art & Patronage: The Middle East’.
Discover the diverse range of art collections and the passion behind them, as well as beautifully shot interiors in this unique and inspiring book.
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