Fine Art fair exhibits works worth 100 million dollars

Leading galleries will show major art and antiques exhibits at the first Abu Dhabi International Fine Art and Antiques Fair.

Fine Art fair exhibits works worth 100 million dollars

Leading galleries will show major art and antiques exhibits at the first Abu Dhabi International Fine Art and Antiques Fair.

The event will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADACH) from 21 - 24 November 2007, and is part of the emirate's drive to become a cultural centre in the region.

The exhibition will offer around 20,000 individual fine art and antiques exhibits valued at more than 100 million dollars. Furniture, clocks, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, glass, bronzes, photography and tapestries to Old Masters, contemporary art and ancient Islamic art will be on display.

ADACH's culture and art director Abdulla Al Amri, warmly welcomed the event, saying: "Abu Dhabi, the capital of the nation, is poised to be a regional and international centre for art and culture."

"This is the first time in the Gulf that vetted and authenticated fine art and antiques of the, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century will be displayed in the region", said Richard Hease, chairman of Turret Middle East, one of the leading exhibition organisers in the Middle East and organiser of the Abu Dhabi fine art fair.

The Middle East contains some of the most impressive collections in the world in the hands of its collectors, Hease said.

Turret hopes the fair will provide "a major meeting place for dealers, collectors, connoisseurs, academics from all over the Middle East."

ADNEC chief Simon Horgan praised the Abu Dhabi government's efforts in "opening the doors for arts and antiques enthusiast here in the region and abroad," in establishing museums like the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

AKI

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