Beirut Explosion Devastates City
and Cultural Community
The blast in Beirut’s port just after 6pm on August 4 destroyed huge swathes of the city and crippled the local art scene. Letitia Gallery’s director, Gaia Foudolian, and architect Jean-Marc Bonfils, a professor at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, were killed in the explosion.
Others suffered damage to their property. Located adjacent to the port area, the gallery Marfa’ Projects posted photos to its…