Lot 19

New York, New York

1986
Jamil Molaeb (b. 1948)
Felt tip and ink on Fabian paper
53 x 59 cm
signed

Private Collection, Beirut.


Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
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    ABOUT Jamil Molaeb
    The Early Life of Jamil MolaebJamil Molaeb is a multi-media Lebanese artist who was born in 1948 in the Aley District of Baissour, Chouf. His talent was evident early on when, in 1967, he won third prize in sculpture at the Sursock Museum’s 7th Salon, aged just 18.Molaeb studied Fine Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut, under the tuition...
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    About this artwork

    In this work for sale by Jamil Molaeb, the city that gives its name to the title of the piece is instantly recognisable, even though the artist has depicted its iconic landmarks in his own inimitable style. The Statue of Liberty looks down on the scene, although she has been repositioned from her usual spot in the water to oversee a typically vibrant, underground nightlife scene. Further along, another world-famous structure, Brooklyn Bridge, is given similar treatment, positioned so that it sits above a music club, where the artist’s signature silhouette figures are immersed in their activities. The scene is compartmentalised and yet part of a whole, relaying the rich diversity for which New York is world famous.

    Born in 1948 in Baissour, Chouf, Molaeb studied Fine Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut, under the tuition of Paul Guiragossian and Chafic Abboud. He furthered his studies at the Pratt Institute in New York City and Ohio State University, returning to Lebanon to teach at several educational institutions. A painter and sculptor who also makes mosaics, Molaeb often brings motifs that reveal his other ways of working onto hiscanvases, such as motifs and fragmented elements. His work has been extensively exhibited worldwide and is held in prestigious public and private collections, including The World Bank in Washington, DC. Molaeb also established his own museum in Baissour.

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