Lot 11

The Great Silo, Beirut (August 2020)

2020-2021
Tom Young
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
signed

Estimate: $3,800 - $7,500
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Location
Beirut, Lebanon
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    ABOUT Tom Young
    Tom Young paints the changing nature of Beirut, the city which has been his home since 2009. Influenced by his architectural training, he depicts the city’s chaotic architecture and public spaces, exploring how they embody emotion and political change. Through painting and installations in iconic places such as La Maison Rose (2014-15), the...
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    About this artwork
    The Great Silo is now a monument to both the tragedy of the explosion on 4th August 2020, and also a heroic structure which protected much of central and Ras Beirut from the force of the blast. Tom Young’s studio and home were both devastated that day. He presents the Silo as a modern-day temple, reminiscent of Baalbek- a giant symbol of protection and strength in a moment of terror.
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