How Khalili almost sold his collection to Abu Dhabi

Nasser David Khalili, the billionaire property developer and collector of Islamic art, has won a court case against a Dubai-based businessman, Farbod Dowlatshahi, his former associate and a one-time member of the board of his family trust. The case…
RSS – The Art Newspaper

Architects to quench fears about Abu Dhabi building delays

In a move designed to show that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is firmly on track, the architect Frank Gehry, who has designed the museum on Saadiyat Island, is due to take part in a panel discussion next week at the modern and contemporary art fair Abu…
RSS – The Art Newspaper

Louvre Abu Dhabi acquires its first photographic works

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has started collecting photography, making its first acquisitions in the field, including a daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey showing a veiled woman, Ayoucha, around 1843. The work is among the latest…
RSS – The Art Newspaper

Abu Dhabi combines tourism and culture authorities

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of Abu Dhabi, one of the emirates leading the cultural push in the Gulf, is combining the country’s existing authorities for tourism, culture and heritage to create one super-agency. The new Abu…
RSS – The Art Newspaper