THE MAHMOUD SAÏD PROJECT
CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ


PRESS



July-Sept. 2017

CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
London


" Catalogue Raisonné: Egyptian Master "

unknown
p. 34

article in English

 



23 june 2017

LES ECHOS
Paris


" Le nouveau boom des artistes modernes du Moyen-Orient "

Judith Benhamou-Huet
p. 34

article in French

 



May/June 2017

CANVAS MAGAZINE
Dubai


"Mahmoud Said Catalogue Raisonné"

by Andrew Humphreys
pp. 142-143


article in English

 


17 April 2017

AL AKHBAR AlMSEI

« Pour les yeux du peintre Mahmoud Saïd : La famille royale réunie en Egypte après 65 ans d’absence »

by Tarek Abdel Aziz,
Interview with Valerie Didier-Hess
n° 738, p. 7

article in Arabic

 


16 April 2017

AKHBAR AL ADAB

« Lancement du catalogue raisonné du pionnier de l’art égyptien Mahmoud Saïd »

by Mona Abd ElKarim
n° 1238, p. 9

article
in Arabic

 


12 April 2017

AL AHRAM

« Le "catalogue raisonné". La première encyclopédie de Mahmoud Saïd » (in Arabic)

by Dalia Minshawy
n° 47609 (p. 17).

article
in Arabic

 


8 April 2017

AKHBAR AL YOUM

Interview with Valerie Didier Hess
by Tarek Abdel Aziz



article in Arabic

 



Spring 2017

CITIZEN K ARABIA
Dubai

"Egyptian Modernist Artisty"

by Peter Freely
pp. 56-59


article in English

 



Spring 2017

ARABIAN KNIGHT
London

"Said catalogue launched"

by Peter Freely
vol. 19 issue 2, p.65


article in English

 



Spring 2017

Harpers Bazaar Art
Dubai

"Mahmoud Said Catalogue Raisonné"

by Rebecca Ann Proctor
pp. 148-149


article in English

 



30 March 2017

Issue 1338
"The arrival of the first encyclopaedic catalogue of a Middle East artist is a major event and an example to emulate".

article in English

 

29 March 2017

"Le catalogue authentique de Mahmoud Saïd verra-t-il le jour en Egypte ?"
Rubrique opinion, n° 1169 (p.16).

article in French

 

26 March 2017
" Le catalogue raisonné du peintre Mahmoud Saïd... Entrera-t-il en Egypte ? "

by Mohamed Salmawy (in Arabic)
in Al-Ahram, n° 47592 (p. 12).

 


25 March 2017

AKHBAR AL YOUM

« The first catalogue raisonné dedicated to Mahmoud Saïd »
by Tarek Abdel Aziz.

 


19 March 2017

Dubai – The Christie’s Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art sale held during the evening of the 18 March concluded Dubai Art Week and achieved a total of $8,079,375, setting new world auction records for 18 artists... Michael Jeha, Managing Director Christie’s Middle East commented: “Christie’s reinforced its position as market leader in the region for the 12th consecutive year. The demand for top quality art remains extremely strong and the buyer base for Middle Eastern art continues to deepen and internationalize. There was fierce bidding in the room for the most established artists, with eighteen new auction records being set in the process. Christie’s was proud to launch the Mahmoud Said catalogue raisonné in Dubai this week, co-authored by our colleague Valerie Hess. The stellar performance of the selection of works by Mahmoud Said in the sale was further testimony to the growing international appreciation for this much loved and highly sought after artist."

 


17 March 2017

ARABIAN POST

"Chronicling the life and work of Egyptian artist Mahmoud Said"

article in English

 


17 March 2017

AL ARABIYA TV (Sabah Al Arabiya show)
Interview of Hala Khayat, Director & Specialist in Contemporary & Modern Middle Eastern Art, Christie’s Dubai,
and Dr Hussam Rashwan, co-author of the Mahmoud Said Catalogue Raisonne

 


16 March 2017
article in English


17 & 18 March 2017
article in English

 


 


15 March 2017
ENTERPRISE
Mahmoud Said’s catalogue raisonné to be launched this week

article in English

 

15 March 2017
BÜRO 24/7
Book of the week: Catalogue Raisonné of Mahmoud Saïd

Read HERE the article in English

 



15 March 2017

AL MASRY AL YOUM

« Mahmoud Saïd, l’artiste du peuple »
by Samir Farid

article in Arabic

 



15 March 2017

CHRISTIE'S PRESS RELEASE

15 March 2017

SKIRA PRESS RELASE

 


14 March 2017



article in English

 

 



14 March 2017

AL MASRY AL YOUM

« L’art égyptien est aujourd’hui à la fête »

by Samir Farid

article in Arabic

 


11 March 2017

EMARAT AL YOUM
(UAE)

 



       ROSE AL YOUSSEF (Cairo)

7 March 2017


"Mahmoud Said: Judge of Colours"

by Suzy Shoukry

article in Arabic

8 March 2017


'The truth about 10 paintings by Mahmoud Said questioned by critics"

by Suzy Shoukry

article in Arabic

 




3 March 2017

AL MASRI AL YOUM

" Mahmoud Said the Icon of the Modern Egyptian Art."

article in Arabic

 


3 March 2017

AL ITTIHAD

" A Book About Mahmoud Said and a Strong Presence for His Works This March."

article in Arabic

 


3 March 2017

AL BAYAN (Dubai)

" A Book to Celebrate 120 Years Since Mahmoud Said’s Birthday."

 


28 February 2017

AL HAYAT
(London)

Article p.15 by M. Samir Gharib
"Surprises : catalogue raisonné of Mahmoud Said, the painter"

article in Arabic

 

 


22 February 2017

ARAB TODAY

"Mahmoud Said Work Shines at Christie's Auction in Dubai
"

article in Arabic

 


17 February 2017

ASHARQ AL AWSAT (UAE)

"Mahmoud Said's Works in a Book for the First Time
"

article in Arabic




Video in Arabic

 

February 2017
Dr Ashraf Reda
Professor of Fine Arts, Cairo University
reviewing the Mahmoud Said Catalogue Raisonné

"This thick and brilliant catalogue raisonné of legendary artist Mahmoud Said was produced by the five-year outstanding and meticulous work of art critique Valerie Hess and Egyptian figurative art specialist, Dr. Hussam Rashwan. Their extensive research spanning academic papers, exhibitions and archives worldwide led to the production of two volumes: the first one comprehensively includes Said’s extraordinary oil paintings (landscapes, portraits of prominent Egyptians and historical scenes) while the second volume shows the complementary private sketches, drawings and writings the artist executed at the Julian Academy in Paris and in Alexandria, a magnificent homage to this Egyptian treasure".