The Breish Collection of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art


This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2020.

ISBN: 9788857242675 Category:

Louisa Macmillan, Abdul Magid Breish, Nima Sagharchi, Charles Pocock, Mysa Kafil Hussain


The Breish Collection of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art is a catalogue charting the art investment strategy of prominent Libyan banker AbdulMagid Breish.

AbdulMagid Breish describes journey and how he became an art collector, as well as his passionate belief that any collector bears a cultural responsibility to support his regional and local art scene: in his case, the Arab world and Libya in particular.

Breish also offers a frank assessment of the pitfalls of investing in art from a part of the world where provenance issues can often arise, yet he describes how building connections within the artworld can mitigate this. From auction houses to galleries, to the artists themselves, he is especially keen on fostering relationships to increase personal involvement. In his case, his friendship with various artists has led to commissioning artworks directly and inspiring artistic practice indirectly.

Breish’s approach is novel, yet it provides young collectors with an alternative strategy for collecting and offers advice for what to look out for and avoid, as well as how to progress within the stages of collecting to become a full-fledged patron of the arts.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 28 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 27 October 2020
Number of pages 248
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g

Louisa Macmillan is an independent curator, writer and specialist in modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art. She worked as a volunteer and curator in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum (2008-2012).

AbdulMagid Breish (investment banker and art collector); Stanislas YassukovichCBE (investment banker), Nima Sagharchi (Director of Islamic, South Asian and Middle Eastern Art, Bonhams), Charles Pocock (Director of Meem Gallery, Dubai), and Mysa Kafil-Hussain (independent researcher).