FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Bee Kingdom Limited Edition Prints
Trained in London as a physician and bacteriologist, Abushady became interested in beekeeping, co-operative movements and agricultural reform. He launched and edited two important bee science journals in England (Bee World, 1919-present) and in Alexandria, Egypt (The Bee Kingdom, 1930-1938). He is best known for having founded and edited the influential poetry journal Apollo (1932–34) and Apollo's Society, a group of poets from across the Arab world whose new and experimental approaches ushered in the Modernist movement in Arabic poetry.
Read more about Abushady here.
The Bee Kingdom includes an extensive visual archive of photographs, ephemera, drawings and paintings by Abushady and his circle. In September 2013, I will be teaming up with USA Projects to raise funds so I can begin to organize, index, translate and digitize this archive.
To help fund this ongoing effort, I will offer for sale limited edition prints based on images from The Bee Kingdom archive: a technical drawing for Abushady's honeycomb patent (1919) and a caricature of Abushady by the Alexandrian Persian artist Mohamed Fridon (1928).
The editions (lithographs, 11 x 14 inches) will be produced with New York printer Shannon Broder. The sale will launch in September. Watch this space for details.