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12 Picks from Art Dubai Online

 Summer L Wheat, Pulling Crab Legs, 2020,  Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

By PAUL LASTER, March 2020

Although the 14th edition of the actual art fair was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Art Dubai has launched an online catalogue where we can still view and buy works. 

Sifting through more than 500 artworks represented by 55 international exhibitors, ranging from Alia Ali and Hassan Hassaj’s staged photographic portraits in colorfully patterned fields and Jigger Cruz and Addis Gezehagn’s layered abstract canvases to Yaşam Şaşmazer and Hoda Tawakol’s use of such organic materials as fungi and rice in engaging figurative sculptures, we’ve selected a dozen pieces that would look great in any collector’s home.

Scroll through the images below to view our picks and check out the Art Dubai website for online programming, which will keep you both informed and entertained. WM

Hicham Benohoud, Untitled, La salle de Classe series, 1994, Loft Art Gallery


 Hassan Hajjaj, Simo Lagnawi & Boubacar Kafando, 2010, The Third Line


Mohamed Melehi, Moucharabieh, Purple and Orange, 2020, Lawrie Shabibi


 Yaşam Şaşmazer, Untitled (Surrender), 2020, Zilberman


Addis Gezehagn, Floating City XIX, 2020, Addis Fine Art


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Jigger Cruz, Untitled, 2019-2020, Primo Marella Gallery


Ragheb Ayad, Le Moine Lisant l’Évangile [Priest Reading the Gospel], 1980, Kanafani Art Gallery


Sejiro Avoseh, Portrait III (Blue), 2020, Rele Gallery


Hoda Tawakol, Mummy #7, 2020, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde


Alia Ali, Orange Palms, from the FLUX series, 2019, Galerie Peter Sillem



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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