Christie’s Dubai will be offering 10 works by the leading Lebanese modernist 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 realize 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, 2014
The Debbas Collection will be shown during the 3-day-long free, public exhibition alongside works in the various owners sale by Mahmoud Saïd, Fateh Moudarres, Parviz Tanavoli, Hamed Owais, Mahmoud Mokhtar, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, Paul Guiragossian and Sohrab Sepehri.
ONLINE ONLY – 16 -30 October, 2014 – Modern and Contemporary Arab & Turkish Art Auction
Dubai – 21 October, 2014 – Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Auction