Presents Youssef Nabil in The Art of 7.

Renowned artist meets high-profile art lover and collector:
In the first episode of the Art of 7, an exclusive series by BMW Contemporary, Ali Khadra introduces us to Youssef Nabil, internationally acclaimed artist, born in Cairo (Egypt), living in New York and Paris, and Sheikha Paula Mubarak Al Sabah, an art collector residing in Kuwait.

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BMW Contemporary.Presents Youssef Nabil in The Art of 7.


Khadra meets Nabil in Cairo, where the self-taught photographer was born. During his career, Nabil has worked alongside American photographer David LaChapelle and fashion photographer Mario Testino. Inspired by the golden age of Egyptian cinema and portrait photography, he works solely with black and white film, which he painstakingly hand colours. Nabil has portrayed many well-known people including Catherine Deneuve, David Lynch, and Alicia Keys. For his latest project “I saved my belly dancer”, he worked with Salma Hayek and Tahar Rahim.

Together, Khadra and Nabil visit Sheikha Paula in Kuwait, where the avid art collector gives us an exclusive insight into her stunning private art collection. Her collection comprises works by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso – just to mention two world-famous artists – and, of course, Youssef Nabil.

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Art Talk.

A Collector's Point of View.

About "I Saved My Belly Dancer".


Youssef Nabil in 3 Words.