Emergency Financial Aid Fund
18 February - 01 March, 2021
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.