Nabil Nahas

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Born in Beirut in 1949, Nahas earned his M.F.A. at Yale University in 1973, and divides his time between New York and Beirut. His most recent solo museum exhibition was “Perpetual Energy” at the Beirut Exhibition Center in Beirut, Lebanon (2010). Nahas represented Lebanon in the 25th Bienal de São Paulo in Brazil (2002), and his work was included in “Glasstress 2011,” a Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennial, and in “Glasstress: New York” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2012). Nahas’s work is in museum collections, including that of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Tate Modern, London; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Nahas had his first solo show at Sperone Westwater in 1997 and subsequent exhibitions in 1999, 2005, and 2013.

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2014
acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 inches (182,9 x 152,4 cm)
78 x 66 x 5 inches (198 x 167,5 x 13 cm) frame
SW 14066

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2013
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152,4 x 122 cm) image
65 x 53 1/8 x 7 ½ inches (165,1x 135 x 19,1 cm) frame
SW 13151

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Nabil Nahas
Betty Boop, 2013
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches (152,4 x 152,4 cm) image
65 x 65 x 3 inches (165,1 x 165,1 x 8 cm) frame
SW 13114

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Nabil Nahas
Peekaboo, 2013
acrylic on canvas; diptych
120 x 120 inches (305 x 305 cm) overall
120 x 60 inches (305 x 152,4 cm) each panel
SW 13115
Collection of The High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2013
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches ( 152,4 x 152, 4 cm)
65 x 65 inches (165,1 x 165,1 cm) frame
SW 13100
Private Collection

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2013
acrylic on canvas
33 x 28 inches (84 x 71,1 cm) image
37 ½ x 32 ½ x 2 ¾  (95,3 x 83 x 7 cm) frame
SW 13199

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2013
acrylic on canvas
89 x 84 inches ( 226,1 x 213,4 cm)
SW 13149

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2012
acrylic on canvas
96 x 60 inches (244 x 152,4 cm)
SW 13184

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2013
acrylic on canvas
10 x 8 ½ x 4 ½ inches (254 x 22 x 11,4 cm) image
15 ½ x 13 ½ x 4 ½  inches (39,4 x 34,3 x 11,4 cm) frame
SW 13217

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2012
acrylic on canvas
10 ½ x 9 x 3 ½ inches(27 x 23 x 9 cm) image
15 ½ x 13 ½ x 4 ½  inches (39,4 x 34,3 x 11,4 cm) frame
SW 12378

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Nabil Nahas
Pink, 2009-2010
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm) image
54 x 54 1/8 x 6 inches (137,2 x 137,5 x 15,2 cm) frame
SW 13183

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2011
echinoderms & acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches (152,4 x 152,4 cm)
SW 11401
Private Collection

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 1997
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm)
SW 12162

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2012
acrylic on canvas
33 x 28 inches (84 x 71,1cm) image
37 ½ x 32 ½ x 4 inches (95,3 x 95,3 x 10,2 cm) frame
SW 13152

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2012
acrylic on canvas
14 x 10 ½ x 2 ½ inches(36 x 27 x 6,4 cm) image
15 ½ x 12 ½ x 2 inches (39,4 x 32 x 5,1cm) frame
SW 13198

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled, 2012
acrylic on canvas
33 x 28 inches (84 x 71,1 cm) image
37 ½ x 32 ½ x 7 inches (95,3 x 83 x 18 cm) frame
SW 13185
Private Collection

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Nabil Nahas
Untitled (No. 53), 2005
acrylic and graphite on wood
7 x 5 inches (17,8 x 12,7 cm)
SW 05359

Artist exhibitions

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Nabil Nahas
5 April - 4 May 2013
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Exhibition
7 July - 9 September 2006
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Nabil Nahas
Opium & Candy
5 May - 25 June 2005
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Green on Greene
1 November - 15 December 2001
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Nabil Nahas
New Paintings 1999
24 March - 24 April 1999
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Recent Acquisitions
Biggs, Bogin, Kortick, Nahas, Reeves, Rockman, Sachs
December 1998
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Nabil Nahas
New Paintings 1997
11 January - 14 February 1997
Sperone Westwater, New York

Artist press

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Nabil Nahas
by Olivia Sand
February 2016