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