Basel Dalloul
 

Born into a family of art-lovers and collectors, Basel Dalloul tells Selections how he began collecting at a young age
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Mazen & Loulia
Souheid

"90% de notre épargne part dans l'art"
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Mohammad Maktabi

"Collectionner, c'est aimer...
De manière obsessive"
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Grégory Buchakjian

"On peut acheter de l'art sans se ruiner"
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Karim et Sandro
Saadé

"L'erreur fait partie de la collection"
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Abraham Karabajakian

"Le goût est un muscle à exercer"
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Philippe Jabre

"Ce sont des moments d'histoire qui m'intéressent"
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Tarek Nahas

"Collectionner n'a rien d'un passe-temps"
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Claude Leman

It was the discovery of an illustrated artist book which inspired Claude Lemand to establish a gallery in Paris...
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Samir Saleeby

Un amateur éclairé, Samir Saleeby, a récemment fait don à l'Université américaine de Beyrouth d'une collection emblématique de la naissance de l'art moderne au Liban. Initiative hautement louable...
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Gaby Daher

Gaby Daher pourrait parler des heures de ses trésors « orientalistes » : peintures, mais aussi mobilier, sculptures et verrerie...qu’il a patiemment – et passionnément – accumulés au cours de ces deux dernières décennies...
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Michel Harmouche

Michel Harmouche, un nom synonyme de goût et raffinement, et signature de quelques-uns des plus beaux décors d'intérieurs beyrouthins...
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Farouk Abillama
 

Farouk Abillama, passionné de peinture libanaise moderne...
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Antoine & Janine Maamari

Their lives have taken them from Beirut and Cairo to London, Paris, Montreal and back to Beirut again...
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Amel & Ziad Makkawi

Art Sawa - Amel B. Makkawi
"We like people to be at first touched by the art and then, if necessary, we try to explain it"
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Hala & Noor Fares

"Art is not limited to something you hang on the Wall. Everything around us is a form of art - from a picture frame, to a box, to a table setting...."
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Roland Haraoui

"When I buy something I know it will have value fifteen years down the road ... this is the market, you have to be patient. You have to wait, to love what you have."
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Melek & Rami Nimer

"Art is the history of memory. It doesn't come out of the blue."
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Lord & Lady Palumbo
 

"Art has the power to lift people, to create a higher dimension, if it's good enough."
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Raghida Ghandour & Basil Al-Rahim

"Art is not the engine that drives cultural development. Like a mirror it is the reflection of what you have in the culture. But a mirror also helps you see yourself and change."
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Maya & Ramzy Rasamny

"My husband and I collect to better understand ourselves and to understand what is happening around us... collecting and especially philanthropy are extremely gratifying for us."
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Dania & Kareem Sakka

"It's all about a common interest, other then the children. It's the one interest that we really are both passionate about"
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Maria & Malek Sukkar

"Every collector starts from a very personal point de départ... you see a piece you like, you see another piece, you start the process ... it's like a snowball."
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Yvonne,
Lady Cochrane Sursock

"If you want tradition you have to come to the mountains with the villagers ..."
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Cherine Magrabi & Ahmed Tayeb

"Collecting involves passions and emotions. It speaks of instincts and impressions. It's an addiction."
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Khalil Nahoul
 

Khalil Nahoul, le mécène libanais honoré par la ville de Nice...
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Bushra Salha
 

Viewing internationally recognized Fine Art in a hotel space - Hotel Phoenicia - was a first for Lebanon...
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Nohad al Machnouk

"Colors of life"...that's how H.E. Nohad al Machnouk describes his Arab art collection, which he started collecting in 1978, during his professional trip to Bagdad, Damascus and Cairo.
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Carlos Slim

Slim, 71, is the son of a Lebanese-born merchant whose conglomerate of retail, telecom, manufacturing and construction companies dominates Mexico's commercial landscape.
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Tony Salame

In this issue of Canvas, we delve into the world of renowned Lebanese entrepreneur and art collector, Tony Salame, and his appreciation for Italian art.
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Albert and Jean Boghossian

Following in the footsteps of the famous Armenian-Lebanese family of jewelry designers, the Boghossian brothers expand on their philanthropic adventures in Armenia.
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Viviane Debbas
 

As an art and jewelry collector on one hand, and boutique owner at the Phoenicia International Hotel on the other, Viviane Debbas tells Canvas magazine about her pursuit of beauty.
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Gary Nader
 

Other than being a leading businessman in many fields, Gary Nader is also the owner of one of the largest collections of Latin American Art. We explore his home in this issue.
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Johnny Mokbel

In his state-of-the-art home in Sursock, Johnny Mokbel shares with Canvas magazine his impressive collection of purely Lebanese artists’ work, from famous legends of the art world to upcoming stars.
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George Yacoub

In his London apartment, George Yacoub talks about his lifelong love affair with ancient maps, a fascination that started at the age of 10 in his childhood home in Ras Beirut, Lebanon.
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Jawad Adra

Entrepreneurial and cultural custodian, Jawad Adra invites Canvas to his residence in Chekka, north Lebanon, where he informs us about his dedication to protecting art and not just collecting it.
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Emile Hannouche

In his beautiful home in Chtaura, a village near the Bekaa Valley, Emile Hannouche invites us to his mind-blowing collection of iconography, dating from the very early ages to modern times.
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Ramzi Saidi

In his Jwayya home in the south of Lebanon, Ramzi Saidi introduces us to his collected paintings, which consist of self-portraits of famous Lebanese artists and landscapes. His is truly a vast collection that caters to a wide audience.
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Raymond Audi

Probably one of the most famous banking entrepreneurs in the region, Raymond Audi’s knowledge of finance and his exquisite taste in art are apparent in all his bank’s branches across the country.
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