€80,000 worth stainless steel camel sculpture unveiled at Ritz Carlton
CATHERINE W GICHUKI
DOHA A LIFE-SIZE camel sculpture worth €80,000 by renowned French artist and sculptor Gari was unveiled at Ritz Carlton hotel on Sunday.
The sculpture, which was adopted by the Spain–based Art Wanson Group as part of its Art Wanson Gallery collection, is made of recycled stainless steel.
The artwork named ‘Privé de Desert’ is part of the group’s initiative of collecting masterpieces from artists from all over the world.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Art Wanson Group founder and CEO Mercedes Duerinckx said the piece would be displayed at the hotel for one year until it finds a permanent home. Duerinckx said Privé de Desert’s display in Qatar is one of the first world wide Art Wanson Gallery Exhibition in the Middle East.
The sculpture was made in Southern France and has travelled to Marbella in Spain where it had been displayed for two years.
Praising the sculptor for his works, Duerinckx said, “Gari is an extra-ordinary contemporary French artist who values creativity and develops unique art pieces. He was able to bring out ingenious assembly of artworks. He avoids the unimportant, rejects the common, objects to the banal to tackle the world of sculpture.
He knows that the third dimension is an open gateway to the imagination.” She said the group was trying to promote artists from all over the world to connect cultures.
“Visual dialect is universal.
Art is a universal language that connects people regardless of where they come from or who they are. Art is a creative force that transcends boarders, space and time and contributes to a better understanding among cultures and nations.We have also brought over 100 European contemporary art pieces in order to support not only renowned but also upcoming artists. We develop collections for institutions, museums and private organisations. We have selected a group of professionals at Art Wanson Group to develop projects of art and curate exhibitions.
We do it with passion,” she said.