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Posted On: 27 October 2009 10:23 am
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Star artworks to go on show

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An exclusive collection of artwork will be exhibited, with some available for purchase, as part of the 21st Century Leaders Art Exhibition at the Grand Hyatt Doha this weekend. The exhibition will include artwork that is being shown for the first time and private work by international, regional and Qatari stars of the art world, plus art created exclusively for Doha 21st Century Leaders. Works by acclaimed artists Sacha Jafri, Lorenzo Quinn and Gayle Mandle Wells alongside local Qatar artists Yousef Ahmed and Amal Al Athem and Doha-based artist Boo Beaumont are to be featured. The exhibition includes 28 pieces by Jafri which are considered his best work from his first six collections – the first time these works have been exhibited together in one place worldwide. Also on show will be 57 artworks by leaders of arts, sport, film, music, literature, architecture and fashion, for the first time in the world. The featured luminaries include Sir Ben Kingsley, Danny Boyle and Christian Colson, and George Clooney from the film world, as well as Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Sir Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen CBE, and Stella McCartney from the world of fashion. The art exhibition formally opens at 6pm on October 30 with a reception attended by all the artists, prior to Doha’s 21st Century Leaders Awards Gala Dinner.