TONY SALAME’S DIARY: DAY 4. LUNCH IN LONDON. DINNER IN NY.
(Left) The morning began with a meeting with Leonie Moshner of Christie’s. We’re here to make arrangements for Christie’s visit to Beirut, where they will be holding an auction for the Heartbeat charity in Casino du Liban. Here she is standing in front of a superb Lichtenstein. (Center) This is a great Basquiat sitting in the Christie’s warehouse awaiting its sale in June. (Right) Our brilliant framing consultant Kristian Jones holds up a Polke that will soon be off to the Aïshti Foundation.
(Left) Showing at Hauser and Wirth is a nice Sterling Ruby exhibition. You’ll be happy to hear that the Aïshti Foundation also has a similar body of work. (Center) The best exhbition in town has to be the Pistoletto show, currently running at Luxembourg and Dayan. (Right) Massimo’s new space in Mayfair London. They are currently installing the upcoming Gunter Forg show.
(Left) The Foundation’s architect David Adjaye at his office finalizing some critical design details. (Center) A model of our Aïshti Foundation building that’s curently going up on Beirut’s seaside coast. (Right) Following our meeting we head to the Ivy. After 10 years The Ivy is still a beautiful place to go and eat.
(Left) My wife Elham with Gary Hume. He is a friend and a great artist, here he’s talking about his new show at the Tate. (Center) A peek at Gary Hume’s new work. (Right) Elham with Marc Quinn at is studio, he is currently preparing for a huge exhibition at Cini Foundation, taking place during the Venice Biennial.
Monday evening landing in New York. First we go for a quick dinner at Marco Battali’s Otto Pizzeria.