New Contemporary Gallery Opens in Beirut

 

Belvedere Art Space is an international contemporary art gallery located in the heart of downtown Beirut, Lebanon. It hosts a large selection of artworks in different mediums by established and emerging contemporary artists from all over the world.

It was started by a passion the two founding partners, Aal Chammaa and Nour Jarmakani had in common for contemporary art and their desire to bring this art to their home country. Both founders have complemented their interior design degrees with art history and curating certificates from the UK and the US and have been building portfolios and purchasing artwork for clients for several years.

Their main focus and passion is art from North America and the African continent but their extensive travels, client base, and work have brought them to an understanding and true admiration of art from all over the globe.

With a diverse yearly exhibition program and an educational program that involves seminars from artists and industry professionals to give both art collectors and art amateurs more insight into the international contemporary art world they are very excited to share this passion with both their local, regional and international community.

Exhibition in Montreal at Galerie Le Royer

November Artist Focus at Galerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec.

TWOxTWO Raises 9.3 Million for AIDS Research in Dallas

(Above) Bhavanga 18, original by James Verbicky, donated to the 2018 TWOxTWO Auction.

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, the annual event that benefits the Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art, raised a record $9.3 million at the 20th anniversary gala on Saturday night at the Rachofsky House.

Artist Dana Schutz received the 2018 amfAR Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS, and legendary singer Diana Ross provided entertainment for the 500 people who attended the black-tie gala.

READ MORE: Dallas News / TWOxTWO Raises 9.3 Million

“The 20th annual benefit dinner and art auction that jointly benefits amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art. The black-tie gala dinner will feature a live and silent auction of significant contemporary art, as well as the presentation of amfAR’s 2018 Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS. Sponsored by Cadillac, Sotheby’s, Dom Pérignon, Chubb Personal Insurance / IMA | Waldman, and Todd Events.”

Solo Show in Monterrey Mexico with GE Galeria

Verbicky followed up a sold-out Zona Maco exhibition with GE Galeria in February 2018 with a solo exhibition in the gallery’s Monterrey, Mexico space. ‘Factor of Existence’ brought a large collection of new works to Mexico from the artist’s California studio, including large-scale ‘Bhavanga’ works on canvas. Click below to read more about the exhibition:

READ MORE: ‘Soothing Agitation’ on Ge Galeria’s website: https://www.gegaleria.com/blog/soothing-agitation-james-verbicky-s-factor-of-existence

1 Million Raised: Silverlake Conservatory of Music 2018 Fundraiser with the Chili Peppers

September 29, 2018

“Fantastic night at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Honored to have contributed a piece (Bhavanga, Study of 9, 2018) to the event. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music does amazing, life-changing work for kids and the community.”

Read more on Billboard.com: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8477906/flea-silverlake-conservatory-of-music-benefit-1-million-mo-ostin-chili-peppers-lindsey-buckingham

 

 

 

ZONA MACO 2018 SOLD OUT SHOW with GE Galeria

2018 was a fantastic year at Zona Maco. GE Galeria, with locations in Mexico City and Monterrey, sold out of Verbickys!

The Karma Revero Art Car by James Verbicky at Christie’s Auction House

James verbicky Art Car Karma Revero 2018.pngOn January 25, 2018, Karma Automotive revealed the new Karma Revero Art Car designed and hand-painted by artist James Verbicky at Christie’s Auction House in Beverly Hills.

The Progression: