Preface to the ninth edition: On Marwan Kassab-Bachi (1934-2016)

2017

Marwan Kassab-Bachi, one of the most prolific Arab painters, has never exhibited in the Beirut Museum of Art. Yet 23 of his drawings and paintings were found on the back of framed artworks in the museum’s storage. It remains unclear whether these were drawn by Marwan himself or by a friend, admirer, backer, critic or defamer.