7.25.2011

qatar revealed as the world’s biggest contemporary art buyer


Sheikha Al Mayassa at the opening of Takashi Murakami’s exhibition at Versailles in 2010

i thought this art article was interesting. i'm not so surprised because definitely in the past 10 years the eastern hemisphere has been enjoying the largest scale architectural projects, with hotels, business buildings, museums and cultural centers going up. they have to fill the museums up with something. i might have to put "visit qatar" on my travel to-do list one day.

if you are familiar with modern art names, you might enjoy seeing the short list of what they have been acquiring and at what prices. full article here

9 comments:

  1. It must be nice to be filthy rich.

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  2. ohhh wow, thats quite an impressive collection.

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  3. Ah to be able to pee money away on crap like that....

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  4. well at least someone buys this modern crap :)

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  5. Arabs are really gaining speed... just look at Dubai, it's amazing.

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  6. Im insanely jealous of Eastern wealth, my friend had a job working in Abu Dhabi and the nice cars, nice houses and luxury was insane. Only thing is the no alcohol policies! Irish need to drink

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  7. Never been one to appreciate art much, but being able to buy and have some would be cool.

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