A gallery shot from “Face Value,” an exhibition of portraits that doesn't restrict itself to "dignitaries and members of the aristocracy."
Photo courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery
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The portrait of this Hamra panhandler, the work of Iraqi artist Serwan Baran, is among the pieces on show in "Face Value: Portraiture," the exhibition now up at Clemenceau's Saleh Barakat Gallery.The gallerist's opening night exhibition tour begins with historic genre portraits and political portraits from the first decade of the 20th century.The 49-year-old art expert strolls from one painting to the other, stopping from time to time to remark upon a detail, before moving on.One of the "political" pieces, from Lebanese artist Ayman Baalbaki's series of 16 portraits of what appear to be fighters, provoked questions among the visitors attending during the exhibition opening.
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