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REVIEWS

KUWAIT CITY

Sultan Gallery

The Founding Years (1969–1973)

A Selection of Works From the Sultan Gallery Archives

An article from the Kuwait Oil Company’s magazine, The Kuwaiti (c. 1970s), 

featuring works presented at the Sultan Gallery. Photo by Kristine Khouri.


The booming art sector in today’s Middle East underscores the need for a better understanding of the history of modern Arab art and how it enabled this dynamic contemporary scene to emerge. In late 2012, as part of its mission to cultivate critical discourse on contemporary Arab art, the New York-based nonprofit ArteEast facilitated a…

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