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Depictions of celebrity performers Fairouz, Wadih al-Safi and Riad al-Solh, the first prime minister of independent Lebanon, are among those adorning the walls of SV Gallery these days.Loved and unloved, the iconic visages, which have helped guide this country to where it is today, are the stuff of "Nostalgic Faces," the exhibition of Anglo-Lebanese artist Nabil Abou Hamad.Focusing on the people who have helped shape Lebanon's arts and culture and political landscapes, the show represents caricatures using a range of materials, from acrylic paints to mixed media on paper.Notable figures that Abou Hamad has caricatured here include politicians Rafik Hariri, Kamal Jumblatt, Majid Arslan and Rashid Karami, newspaperman-cum-politician Ghassan Tueni, composers Ziad al-Rahbani and Philemon Wehbe and entertainer Sabah.
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