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The Museum of Crying Women – Francesco Vezzoli in Qatar

The Museum of Crying Women – Francesco Vezzoli in Qatar

For his first exhibition in the Middle East, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli will bring together his most striking portraits of iconic female figures of the last century, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor and Lady Gaga, in a celebration of femininity. Presented by Qatar Museums Authority,… Read More

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Curate – Prada & Qatar Museums call Curators

Curate – Prada & Qatar Museums call Curators

Posted July 12th, 2013

Curators, Museums, Qatar

Curate, a global competition organized by Qatar Museums Authority and Fondazione Prada to find new curating talent, is accepting entries online at www.curateaward.org until 31 December 2013. Curate opens up and challenges people’s ideas of what an exhibition can be. It will provide one winner… Read More

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Curate – Prada & Qatar Museums call Curators

Curate – Prada & Qatar Museums call Curators

Posted July 12th, 2013

Curators, Museums, Qatar

Curate, a global competition organized by Qatar Museums Authority and Fondazione Prada to find new curating talent, is accepting entries online at www.curateaward.org until 31 December 2013. Curate opens up and challenges people’s ideas of what an exhibition can be. It will provide one winner… Read More

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Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Doha Sale – Highest result in the region

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Doha Sale – Highest result in the region

Posted April 27th, 2013

Arab World, Auctions, Contemporary Art, News, Qatar

Last night, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Doha auction achieved the strong total of $15,199,750, solidly between the pre-sale expectations of $11.1/16.1 million, establishing the highest price for an auction of Contemporary Art in the Middle East region. The sale was 89.1% sold by lot. Records were… Read More

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Picasso’s Child with a Dove moves to Qatar after 90 years in the UK

Picasso’s Child with a Dove moves to Qatar after 90 years in the UK

Posted April 12th, 2013

News, Paintings, Qatar

Picasso’s Child With A Dove, one of the most famous paintings by the artist in a British collection, has been sold to the Qatar royal family for £50 million. The Telegraph reports that “the Qatar royal family has bought Picasso’s Child with a Dove for… Read More

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Can billion-dollar investments put Qatar on the cultural map?

Can billion-dollar investments put Qatar on the cultural map?

Posted October 23rd, 2012

Arab World, Business, Qatar

“If there is one thing Qatar has in spades, it is patience. It has long been overshadowed by its oil-rich, headline-grabbing neighbours in the United Arab Emirates, which boasts two international art fairs and plans to create Middle Eastern outposts of the Louvre and the… Read More

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Mallawal – Qatar is looking at it’s past

Mallawal – Qatar is looking at it’s past

Posted September 18th, 2012

Arab World, Qatar, Shows

“Mallawal is a new exhibition. It’s taking place at Al-Riwaq, which is the building next to the Museum of Islamic Art. It opened to public on Wednesday the 12th of September,” writes the Qatar Culture Club. “Mallawal means the thing that belongs to the past…. Read More

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Most expensive art sale in history – Qatar buys Paul Cézanne’s ‘Card Players’ for $250-$300 million

Most expensive art sale in history – Qatar buys Paul Cézanne’s ‘Card Players’ for $250-$300 million

Posted February 3rd, 2012

Art Market, Auctions, News, Qatar

The tiny, oil-rich nation of Qatar has purchased a Paul Cézanne painting, The Card Players, for more than $250 million. The deal, in a single stroke, sets the highest price ever paid for a work of art and upends the modern art market. Vanity Fair… Read More