New private contemporary art museum for Dubai


The Salsali Private Museum, home to the private collection of art patron Ramin Salsali, opened its doors to the public and collectors on 13 November 2011 in Al Quoz, Dubai.

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Qatar top contemporary art buyer internationally, reports Art Newspaper


According to an article published in The Art Newspaper, Qatar (and the Qatari Royal family) is the world’s biggest buyer of modern and contemporary art today.

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Financial Times discerns new collector type from BRIC, Middle East


Top auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s are putting together special sales in an effort to grab the attention of collectors from emerging markets, the Financial Times reports.

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Maraya Art Centre hub for contemporary Arab art


The Maraya Art Centre is located in the heart of Sharjah in Al-Qasba, a city that is rising as a Middle Eastern cultural center. This institution is the product of collaborative efforts to create a place where contemporary Arab art can bloom. In this article we offer a profile of the Centre; we talk about its components and why it was developed.

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Antonia Carver named Art Dubai director, lends Middle Eastern art insight to fair


ART PROFESSIONALS ART INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS MIDDLE EASTERN ART INDUSTRY Antonia Carver, an arts writer and administrator who is often credited with pushing contemporary Middle Eastern art into the limelight, has been named Fair Director of Art Dubai. She succeeds co-founder … Continue reading

Asians, women show momentum and banks tumble in Art Review's Power 100 2008


INFLUENCERS ART Art Review monthly magazine has published its Power 100 list for 2008.  Produced annually since 2001 it is a ranking of the most influential participants in the art world and includes artists, gallerists, auctioneers and collectors. Trends this year … Continue reading