Title: Beirut erects a monument paying homage to Marika Spiridon
Artist: Omar Fakhoury

Date: 2016
Location: Daily Local Newspaper / The Daily Star
Medium: Drawing, Text
Duration: Ephemeral
Commissioner: APEAL & Temporary Art Platform
Framework: Works on Paper
Authorizations: The Daily Star
Tags: Site-specific Intervention,Contemporary



Omar Fakhoury’s intervention in the "puff" of the Daily Star reads "Beirut erects a Monument paying Homage to Marika Spiridon" accompanied by a photo of Spiridon known to be a Greek legend from the 50's who used to run a brothel on Moutanabi Street in Beirut. The puff refers to page 9 that is in fact missing in this edition of the newspaper. The reader looks vainly for an article that doesn’t exist, looking for a story related to a highly contested public space in Beirut.