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four sketches for anna

Anna, for you and your wonderful distractions. Thanks for the song that made me dance and a story that nearly made me cry. Gorillaz, O’ Green World

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what is contemporary about contemporary art? by kate busby

Every now and then I like to include works by other artists, and sometimes writers too, on PrettyGreenBullet. This is a piece by Kate Busby who I met six weeks ago. It was originally sent to me via email as a casual rant, the version of which I am using in my latest work titled […]

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Sadu House } Laila Al-Hamad’s Zeri Crafts

I must admit that I am finding it difficult to get around to visiting galleries. But every now and then, I make the time, like I did this morning. I visited Laila Al-Hamad’s Zeri Crafts exhibition at the Sadu House. I went because Laila spoke to me about her idea  to contemporize the sadu (traditional Gulf […]

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Contemporary Art Platform|Opening Tonight

Tonight is the launch of the Contemporary Art Platform at the Life Center in Shuwaikh. For the first time since 2006’s exhibition Unity in Diversity at the Dar Al-Funoon gallery, you can find, in Kuwait, a collection of this caliber under one roof. From Andy Warhol to Shireen Nishat, this is the art lover’s candy […]

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Laura Boushnak’s Photos: Contemporary Art Auction 2010

Laura sent me these pictures today and I loved them too much not to include them in my blog. The painting certainly looked more impressive at night! Thank you, Laura, for the pictures. I’m going to try to get some more from you!

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Contemporary Art Auction|17 February 2010|Kuwait

I am very happy to announce that the auction last night raked in over half a million dollars! 30% of the proceeds will benefit K’s Path, which aims to bridge the gap between the humans and animals who call this country their home. And because things happen or tend to be clumped in threes, I’m […]

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Homes: Tareq Alkandari

This painting currently resides in Tareq’s office. I think it is my most travelled (within Kuwait and out) painting. It has yet to settle down in a permanent home. It is a little nomadic so I don’t see that happening in the near future. For now, it looks great where it is.

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Contemporary Art Auction|February 2010|Kuwait

So last night was the big viewing I was looking very forward to. I didn’t want this to be a rant, but. It’s going to be a rant. It started with physical tears upon seeing my beloved painting behind a tinted-blue display window, and mental ones before falling asleep at night.

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