Merchant trader Bechara El Khoury’s Tuscan style palace in Beirut has been abandoned since the civil war. It was once a statement representative of Beirut’s beauty and opulence made of crafted limestone, travertine and marble. It is now forgotten and left at the mercy of the looters, weather and time. Sadly, it is now being used as makeshift joinery workshop!
A collaboration project with brilliant photographer Fadi Badran, THE TUSCAN STAIRWAY is aimed at bringing back to life the remarkable but forgotten and war-torn aspects of Beirut’s architectural legacy, through the application of dynamic colourful twists. The aspiration is to raise awareness of the current decaying status of a disappearing heritage and to incite local councils to take urgent action.
“Pity the nation that raises not its voice, save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins” –Gibran Khalil Gibran.
The artwork is hand-drawn digitally then produced in a limited edition run of 25 giclée prints. Each painting is signed and numbered on the front. A unique Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist is also included for each paintings.
The Artwork is giclée1 print on premium natural cotton canvas, it may be ordered / shipped rolled in a mailing tube or stretched professionally on a solid wood frame in lightweight construction ready for wall mounting.
1Giclée is a very high quality and durable printing process. This giclée is a textured print with vivid colours, accuracy, and exceptional resolution. The quality is to the same standard level of display used in museums and art galleries around the world.
Paintings are delivered worldwide by first tier fast courier companies (e.g. FedEx, DHL, UPS or Aramex).
Free shipping is available within the UAE for any order.
A flat shipping rate of USD 75 is automatically applicable to worldwide deliveries for rolled canvas (except for UAE, it is free).
A flat shipping rate of USD 150 is applicable to worldwide deliveries for stretched canvas (except for UAE, it is free), this rate covers the special protective packaging, stretching, export custom clearance charges and large parcel door to door delivery courier charges.