ART & DESIGN

Photos: Art and Commerce


Photographer: Jeremy Liebman

At mega-collector Tony Salamé’s newly opened Aïshti Foundation, in Beirut, blue-chip works and designer dresses hang in the same building. Christopher Bagley takes inventory.

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Tony Salamé, on the site of his Aïshti Foundation, in Beirut.

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The city skyline is in the background.

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The Aïshti Foundation close to completion.

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Salamé (far right), in one of his warehouses, with Laura Owens’s Untitled, 2013.

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Another view of the warehouse.

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Also in the warehouse, Xavier Veilhan’s Shark, 2008, awaits unwrapping.

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The building under construction and renderings of the completed design. Courtesy of Aishti Foundation.

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The building under construction and renderings of the completed design. Courtesy of Aishti Foundation.

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The building under construction and renderings of the completed design. Courtesy of Aishti Foundation.

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The building under construction and renderings of the completed design. Courtesy of Aishti Foundation.

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Massimiliano Gioni, Salamé, David Adjaye, and Jeffrey Deitch, in Salamé’s Paris apartment, in front of, from left, David Salle’s Penobscot, 2011, and Nate Lowman’s Sugar Mama, 2012.

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In the living area of Salamé’s Faqra mountain house, with his wife, Elham, and their son Matteo; they are surrounded by, from left, on the wall, Alighiero Boetti’s Ammazzare il Tempo, 1978; on the floor, Wade Guyton’s U Sculpture (v. 10), 2012, and Takashi Murakami’s Jesus, 2009–2011, is at Salamé’s right.

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Among other pieces in the living room are Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s Forever, 1996, a sculpture by Urs Fischer, Ix, 2006–08; hanging high on the wall is Marc Quinn’s Iris (We Share Our Chemistry With the Stars) ES200R, 2011, and a Zaha Hadid–designed couch is in the foreground.

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Another view of the same living room. paris group portrait sittings editor: mari david; photography assistant: Flavio Starita.