Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha hosts iconic art exhibition

 19 Oct 2017 - 0:00

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha hosts iconic art exhibition
Abdul Hameed Al Siddiqi (last left), renowned Qatari artist and senior officials of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha, along with customers during the ‘Qatar Icon’ Art Exhibition which was held at the car showroom in The Pearl, yesterday. Pic Baher Amin/ The Peninsula

The Peninsula

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha transformed its showroom into an art gallery and hosted an exhibition by renowned Qatari artist Abdul Hameed Al Siddiqi, which began on October 9 and concluded yesterday.
The ultra-luxury brand’s sole dealer in Qatar displayed numerous works by Siddiqi, including the debut of some never-before-seen pieces being revealed exclusively at the exhibition.
The highlight of the exhibition saw Siddiqi sketched live in front of VIP guests and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha customers. Fittingly, with the exhibit interspersing the showroom’s iconic cars, Siddiqi depicted one of the latest Rolls-Royce models in his renowned style, featuring Doha’s skyline in the background. A time-lapse video captured the entire process as Siddiqi’s Rolls-Royce work of art become a reality.
Tarek Moataz, Brand Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha, said: “Since the company’s inception there have been many synergies between Rolls-Royce and the arts. Our Bespoke programme in particular allows owners to take inspiration from the arts to create truly exceptional automobiles.”
“Working with a local artist in Abdul Hameed Al Siddiqi and turning the showroom into a gallery emphasises Rolls-Royce’s breadth of creativity and desire to share our customers’ passions. During this period our customers can enjoy the showroom’s guise of a gallery and appreciate both Siddiqi’s works of art and the beautiful Rolls-Royce models on display,” he added.The Rolls-Royce brand has strong ties to art dating back more than 110 years. The Spirit of Ecstasy, the iconic mascot that gracefully adorns the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce since 1911, was created by artist and sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes.  The marque has acted as a source of inspiration ever since, prompting individuals to create their own interpretation of the famous symbol of luxury.