Emergency Financial Aid Fund
Lots will close at the stated time unless a bid is placed within 2 minutes of a lot’s scheduled end time. If this occurs, ArtScoops will extend the online sale of that lot by 2 minutes. The extension of a lot’s closing time does not affect the closing time of the lots following it. This may result in lots closing out of numerical order.
Lebanese American University, in collaboration with ArtScoops, is proud to present LAU's first online art auction, titled LAU ArtsRising. The auction features a wide range of artwork by several notable Lebanese and international artists. From thought provoking portraits and abstracts, to sculptures, each of the pieces curated embraces Henri Matisse’s mantra that “creativity takes courage.”
Since the 1800s Beirut has been a center for art and culture and LAU has continued to reflect that artistic tradition. LAU's forerunner, the American School for Girls (1835) recognized the significance of fine arts and this continues to be the case today; LAU offers one of the few English language fine arts programs in the region.
Lebanon is facing one of the most challenging periods in its long history, but students, alumni, faculty, and staff at LAU are rising to the occasion.
All the proceeds from LAU ArtsRising will help support the Emergency Financial Aid Fund, an initiative to help bridge our students' and their families' financial gap during this national crisis in Lebanon.
We want to express our gratitude to the artists, galleries, and donors for their support in putting this auction together.
Support Beirut. Support Art. Support our Students.
- No additional buyer’s premium nor taxes are applied.
- Payments can be done in USD transfer from abroad, local USD checks or local transfer, and LBP at the rate of 3900.
- Each work ships from a different location, as noted on the individual lot page.
- Please note that the winning bidder is responsible for all shipping costs.
WORKS IN THE AUCTION
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LOT 1 Chaouki Chamoun Land and Mountain of Peace 80 x 80 cm Estimate: $28,000 - $50,000 Hammer Price $60,000
LOT 3 Hanibal Srouji “Contemplation of a New Order” – Cage series 73 x 73 cm Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 Hammer Price $17,000
LOT 5 Zeina Barakeh Homeland Insecurity Manual –– Conditions for a Levée en Masse 68.5 x 89 cm Estimate: $4,750 - $7,000 Unsold
LOT 6 Bassam Geitani Golden Spiral III 180 x 180 x 4 cm Estimate: $20,000 - $26,000 Hammer Price $19,000
LOT 11 Tom Young The Great Silo, Beirut (August 2020) 60 x 80 cm Estimate: $3,800 - $7,500 Hammer Price $6,000
LOT 13 Nevine Mattar In Homage to the Guernica 100 x 120 x 3 cm Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 Hammer Price $3,600
LOT 16 Tom Young Beit El Zaher, Zarif (Spears House) 130 x 110 cm Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000 Hammer Price $13,000
LOT 18 Tamara Haddad Lebanon, a stratovolcano 75 x 110 cm Estimate: $1,100 - $2,500 Hammer Price $1,200
LOT 21 Mireille Merhej In Times of Corona 148 x 118 cm Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000 Hammer Price $4,000
LOT 22 Bassam Lahoud Leaving with nothing on 70 x 100 cm Estimate: $4,000 - $7,000 Hammer Price $7,000
LOT 24 Elie Saab Elite Armchair from the ELIE SAAB Maison Collection 76 x 105 x 91 cm Estimate: $3,800 - $7,500 Unsold
LOT 28 Bahij Jaroudi Nervous Breakdown #1 and #2 70 x 50 cm Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 Hammer Price $5,000
LOT 29 Nada Ghazal The Mystery of the 16 Petal Flower 5 x 4.5 cm Estimate: $450 - $1,000 Hammer Price $650
LOT 31 Bassam Lahoud Coffee + (Coffee Positive) 70 x 50 cm Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 Hammer Price $4,000
LOT 43 Jean-Pierre Tarabay Anatomy of time 110 x 143 cm Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 Hammer Price $5,000