• Image of The Custodian Issue #66

In this special edition of Selections, “The Custodian”, we take great pleasure in paying tribute to our dear friend, Dr. Basel Dalloul, founder and chairman of the Beirut-based visual arts institution, the Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation (DAF). Basel’s unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting the rich tapestry of works by artists from across the Middle East and North Africa makes him a remarkable custodian not only of art but of culture, history, and heritage. This issue is a testament to his mission, influence and importance in championing and safeguarding Arab art for generations to come. We are privileged to celebrate him and his tireless dedication to our shared human heritage. It is our hope that you, our readers, will be as inspired as we are by his vision and passion for the arts.