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NEWS / Manuella Guiragossian's Bench #4 at Christie's Dubai: Modern and Contemporary Art
Paul Guiragossian once said "I've had friends tell me that painting is supposed to brighten humanity, like that of Matisse, of Renoir. I have always responded that I could not tolerate such outburst of color. it contains a certain innocence that I could never have.
Perhaps, I have suffered too much to be able to entertain. I am jealous of those who can." When I was born my father did his best to shelter me from the horrors of the Lebanese civil war and protect my innocence through art, so that I never lose that childhood ability to "brighten humanity" as he put it.
Today, my work has also found a new and more powerful purpose, and that’s to help people in need during their darkest time.