Great New York Times article about art in Syria

Great and informative article about how the art scene in Damascus has picked up significantly in the last 5 years. Galleries popping up everywhere, prices increasing, greater awareness for art!

A quick read full of interesting facts, including: a Fateh Moudarres painting bought for $125 in 1985 now valued at $300,000.  A positive sign that the art scene in the Middle East is flourishing.

Fateh Moudarres’s beautiful work has elevated him to become one of the masters of Middle Eastern art. Do you agree? What characteristics of his work do you think appeals the global audience?

Check it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/27/arts/27iht-scdamascus.html?_r=1

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