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Sculptures of Jeddah

Ahmed documented the restoration of Jeddah's extraordinary sculptures and their rehoming in a dedicated park on the city's corniche.

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40 years ago, Jeddah mayor Mohamed Said Farsi transformed his city through an urban development scheme that placed contemporary art at its core. This was public art on a grand scale, designed 'to bring delight to the citizen, to give a sense of wonder and stir a sense of history'.

Works were commissioned from the world's greatest sculptors and Ahmed documented the restoration and relocation of some 26 major works to a new Open Air Museum. Published in a special edition book by Booth-Clibborn Editions, the world is now afforded a unique glimpse into a city not easily visited and shows Saudi Arabia as a place of vision and innovation in art.

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