Dubai is to become the third city in the world, and first in the region, to host the launch of the Van Gogh Museum's Relievo exhibition.
After stops in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, the exhibition, which offers reproductions of some of Vincent Van Gogh's most-famous paintings for limited-edition sale, will be on display at the Fairmont the Palm hotel from Wednesday until March 31.
The Dutch painter's great grand-nephew, Vincent Willem van Gogh, will host the exhibition along with the director of the Van Gogh Museum, Axel Rüger.
The Relievo Collection is comprised of nine of the most well-known Van Gogh pieces, including Sunflowers (1889), Wheat Fields Under Thunder Clouds (1890) and The Harvest (1888).
The Van Gogh Museum worked with Fujifilm Belgium to develop a technique combining a three-dimensional scan of the paintings with a high-resolution print to produce 3D images of the artist's trademark thick brushstrokes and heavy layers of paint.
Each of the nine selected Van Gogh paintings have been reproduced 260 times and are being sold for Dh125,000 each.
The exhibition is marking the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh's death, who died aged 37 in 1890.
Despite his young age, the prolific post-impressionist produced more than 2,100 works in 10 years as he only took up painting in his late 20s.
The exhibition open to the public from Thursday. More information is available here.
Source: The National