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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 Acrylic on Canvas 80 x 80 cm Estimate: $28,000 - $50,000
LOT 3 Hanibal Srouji “Contemplation of a New Order” – Cage series Acrylic on Canvas 73 x 73 cm Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
LOT 5 Zeina Barakeh Homeland Insecurity Manual –– Conditions for a Levée en Masse Archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle etching paper 68.5 x 89 cm Estimate: $4,750 - $7,000
LOT 6 Bassam Geitani Golden Spiral III Mixed media on canvas 180 x 180 x 4 cm Estimate: $20,000 - $26,000
LOT 7 Mona Hatoum T42 (gold) Gold-rimmed fine stoneware in two parts 5.5 x 24.5 x 14 cm Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
LOT 8 Lydia Moawad Against All Odds Oil and mixed media on canvas 70 x 100 x 2 cm Estimate: $6,500 - $13,000
LOT 9 Bassam Lahoud Virtual Era Digital photography, silver processing 100 x 100 cm Estimate: $2,000 - $6,000
LOT 11 Tom Young The Great Silo, Beirut (August 2020) oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm Estimate: $3,800 - $7,500
LOT 12 Rached Bohsali Against All Odds Acrylic, charcoal and marquetry inlays on wood 60 x 60 cm Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
LOT 13 Nevine Mattar In Homage to the Guernica Acrylic and fabric 100 x 120 x 3 cm Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
LOT 16 Tom Young Beit El Zaher, Zarif (Spears House) oil on canvas 130 x 110 cm Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000
LOT 18 Tamara Haddad Lebanon, a stratovolcano Oil and sand on canvas 75 x 110 cm Estimate: $1,100 - $2,500
LOT 22 Bassam Lahoud Leaving with nothing on Analog photography, silver processing 70 x 100 cm Estimate: $4,000 - $7,000
LOT 24 Elie Saab Elite Armchair from the ELIE SAAB Maison Collection Upholstered in cotton micro bouclé with a lamé weave 76 x 105 x 91 cm Estimate: $3,800 - $7,500
LOT 25 Fadi Sarieddine The Fold Oak Veneered MDF, Plexiglass, Brass 80 x 45 x 45 cm Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
LOT 28 Bahij Jaroudi Nervous Breakdown #1 and #2 Acrylic and spray paint on paper 70 x 50 cm Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
LOT 29 Nada Ghazal The Mystery of the 16 Petal Flower 9K gold bookmark 5 x 4.5 cm Estimate: $450 - $1,000
LOT 31 Bassam Lahoud Coffee + (Coffee Positive) Digital photography, printed on canvas 70 x 50 cm Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
LOT 33 May Abboud Almost an egg Handmade coil pot: Lebanese clay, glaze 27 x 27 x 27 cm Estimate: $2,000 - $3,600
LOT 34 Liane Mathes Rabbath Arabesque acrylic, wood, paper collage covered by UV glass for an optimal protection 58 x 58 x 5 cm Estimate: $4,800 - $7,500
There was an extra artwork, but it was removed from Artscoops.
LOT 40 Dalia Baassiri Stamina II Graphite and acrylic on canvas 70 x 100 cm Estimate: $3,000 - $7,000
LOT 43 Jean-Pierre Tarabay Anatomy of time Photography done with a digital medium format camera 110 x 143 cm Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
LOT 44 Greta Naufal Portrait of Chet Baker Screenprint on cotton paper 70 x 47 cm Estimate: $2,400 - $5,000