In recent months I have been working with the American University of Beirut on a 60 paintings bequested to AUB by the eminent Ophthalmologist Dr Samir Saleeby.
The core of this important collection of works, all renowned Lebanese artists, is Khalil Saleeby (1870-1928) a family relative of the donor.
Four nudes will be traveling to Paris for exhibition at the Institut Du Monde Arabe ‘Le Corps decouvert’ March 26-July 15 2012, details on their website.
It will be the first time these paintings, all in original condition and recently conserved, have left Lebanon.
Read the article in L’Orient Le Jour.