Paul Cėzanne’s painting sells for a record $250 million!

October 27, 2013 Qatar, a tiny Arabian Gulf country with enormous wealth and breathtaking cultural ambitions, has become one of the most –if not THE most– influential buyers of art in the world today. The $250 million paid for one of Cėzanne’s five The Card Players in 2011, is the highest known price ever paid …

Plans are underway in Abu Dhabi for the world’s largest permanent sculpture

The word is out. The US$340,000,000 Mastaba will be constructed in Abu Dhabi entirely from - are you ready? - 410,000 multicolored, empty oil barrels. Why? Because. The 150m (492 feet) tall and 225m (738 feet) wide, flat-topped pyramid attraction was designed by Bulgarian-born artist Christo. The colossal sculpture will be taller than St. Peter's …

Construction to begin in early 2013 on Louvre Abu Dhabi

On a recent trip back to Abu Dhabi, it was announced that the first Louvre outside of Paris will soon begin construction in the Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, showing that the oil-rich emirate is still ahead of much of the world’s economic woes. The joint venture between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France …