Marwan Kheireddine Art Collection and Insight

Marwan Kheireddine is the current chairman and CEO of Al Mawarid bank, which operates outside Lebanon. He is passionate about making the world understand more of the Arabian culture and people. He served as a minister in the Lebanese government for almost four years (2011-2014). He is also known for his passion for the art collection.

Marwan Kheireddine is the head of a private art collection that has been in his family for generations. He is a collector who collects objects of cultural, social and political importance and paintings, sculptures and architecture.

Marwan had an eye for art since a young age. Together with his father, they collected art pieces, especially those from Mustafa. Mustafa is considered the pioneer in Lebanese contemporary art. He received information that Mustafa was the art teacher at International College in Beirut. This made him buy his art and keep an ice collection. For the sake of the collection, he started collecting art pieces from other Lebanese artists. The theme for his collection was war in Lebanon.

He argues that the art has yet to be appreciated for its value and worth in Lebanese art value. Auctions are driven mainly by traders who look up to their profits and estimated value. He observes that artists often are not appreciated since the traders are not art experts.

He has paid an eye of interest toward middle east art, which has become a topic of interest. The culture, business, oil and environment of Saudi Arabia make its art unique and treasurable.

Marwan inclines to the opinion that being an art collector is about looking up to the value of art. This means that you can invest in buying an art piece only when you are convinced that it will increase in value. The art collection, just like a business, should be handled with precision and caution. In art, it is not about the artist but the content and quality. Read more HERE: