Postscript to the Arabic translation

2015

Tony Salamé is a Lebanese businessman and a collector of contemporary Art. For the opening of his new exhibition spaces (a large commercial retail/art foundation designed by David Adjaye) I proposed to Salamé to produce a site-specific installation that will only be exhibited in his storage space located a few kilometers from his exhibition spaces. He agreed. I proceeded to paint on his crates and in his storage space 53 artworks that once belonged to the Lebanese state (or so I claim), works that were subsequently stolen by various Lebanese officials (or so I claim).