|“He has, in one person the great wisdom of three religious leaders: a Chief Rabbi a Cardinal and Grand Mufti” – Pope Benedict XVI“It is scary how much this gentleman knows about art” – Queen Elizabeth II The life of a world-renowned art collector, scholar and philanthropist|
|Over the course of five decades, Iranian-born British scholar, collector, philanthropist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Sir David Khalili single-handedly assembled eight of the finest art collections in their field, ultimately becoming one of the world’s greatest collectors. |
The Art of Peace sees Sir David share his extraordinary journey for the first time: one that has taken him through the souks of North Africa, the auction houses of Europe and the United States, the bazaars of South Asia, and far beyond. Through a riveting collection of real-life adventures, he reveals his collecting strategy, business ethics and what motivates him to continuously collect, conserve, research, publish and exhibit the treasures in his collections.
Through his story, Sir David questions how the undeniable power of art can be harnessed to foster greater peace and unity worldwide. No one is better placed to enlighten us.