Lot 25, Mazen Kerbaj - Four Buildings from Beirut (2017) - 20TH - 21ST CENTURY ART IN THE MIDDLE EAST | A CHARITY AUCTION FOR BEIRUT ART CENTER - Auctions

Four Buildings from Beirut (2017)


Size: four pieces of 42 x 29,7 cm, each. (unframed)

Medium: Ink, acrylic, blue pencil and collage on paper

Signed on the front


The artist



Price realised €6,000

Estimate €6,000 - €7,000


Four Buildings from Beirut are the original drawings that were published in the catalog for the collective exhibition “Home Beirut” held at the MAXXI Museum of Rome in 2017. They were commissioned by the museum to serve as cover and chapter headers for each section of the exhibition. The final published drawings were digitally colored.

Mazen Kerbaj is a Lebanese comics author, visual artist, and musician born in Beirut in 1975. He also works on selective illustration and design projects and has taught at the American University of Beirut. Kerbaj is the author of more than fifteen books, and his short stories and drawings have been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines. His work has been translated into more than ten languages and has been shown in galleries, museums and art fairs around the world.

In 2015, Kerbaj was the recipient of a DAAD one-year artist-in-residency in Berlin. Since then, he has lived and worked in the German capital. After his move to Berlin, Kerbaj has developed several new projects in different fields, such as Borborygmus a theater play he co-wrote, directed and performed with Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalanie; Synesthesia, a concept for a live graphic score for an improvising ensemble; and Walls Will Fall, a composition for forty-nine trumpets. He also started working on Antoine, his most ambitious graphic novel to date.

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