Tue, 02 Jun|
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"Orientalism and the Najd Collection" Moderated by Mai Eldib
Date & Time
02 Jun 2020, 20:00 GTS
ABOUT THE EVENT
Claude Piening will be introducing us to Orientalism from its origins till the present time and will present the exceptional Najd collection.
Claude Piening is the Head of 19th Century European Paintings & Orientalist Art at Sotheby's London. With 23 years of experience in this field Claude has always held a particular interest in Orientalist art and championed its market. Under his leadership, in 2012 Sotheby’s launched the Orientalist Sale as a now eagerly anticipated annual event. Until 2019, it was the only dedicated Orientalist Sale offered by any of the international auction houses, which allowed him to capitalise on his knowledge of collectors and buyers in the field and to promote the sales personally in the Middle East. In addition to the annual Orientalist Sale in London, Claude has worked on numerous single-owner sales with an Orientalist content including, in October 2019, Important Works form the Najd Collection, the most impressive collection of Orientalist Art ever to come to auction and a second tranche of works from which will be offered at Sotheby's this June.
Mai Eldib is Director, Middle East at Sotheby's Cairo. For over a decade, Mai Eldib has played an instrumental role in providing a platform for promoting Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art, and is presently the Head of Sale for Sotheby's bi-annual 20th Century Art / Middle East auction. Mai also sits on the advisory board for MASS Alexandria - a school for Contemporary Arts founded by one of Egypt's most renowned artists, Wael Shawky, in order to prepare young students for the art world. As well as this, Mai strives to support young Egyptian artists through yearly scholarships programmes and study grants.