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Christie's Dubai reveal details of its Modern and Contemporary Arab Art sale

Christie's Dubai reveal details of its Modern and Contemporary Arab Art sale

From collection of Viviane & Robert Debbas

Text: Buro 24/7


Set to offer 10 works by Shafic Abboud from collection of Viviane & Robert Debbas, as well as some spectacular paintings by the father of modern Egyptian art, this year's sale looks to be exciting

Art collectors are in for a rare treat this auction season as Christie's Dubai has announced it will be offering 10 works by the leading Lebanese modernist talent Shafic Abboud (1926-2004) from the exceptional Beirut collection of Viviane & Robert Debbas. 

Mostly large compositions in Abboud's distinctive, abstract hand, each work is a study in his 60-year experiment in the search for the essence of light through colour. 

The collection is expected to fetch around $2million and will be the highlight of the sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art to be held by Christie's at the Emirates Towers Hotel on October 21...

Christie's Dubai sales to offer 10 works by Shafic Abboud from collection of Viviane & Robert Debbas

Three spectacular paintings by the father of modern Egyptian art, Mahmoud Saïd (1897-1964), will lead the various owners sale. These canvases include the exquisite and rare Bergère à Alamein which was originally in the private collection of Dr. Tharawat Okasha, Egyptian Minister of Culture from 1959 to 1964.  

Christie's Dubai sales to offer 10 works by Shafic Abboud from collection of Viviane & Robert Debbas

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