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Konfir Kobo

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BY DENISE TSUI

Portrait of Konfir Kabo. Courtesy Konfir Kabo.

On a dark, frosty August evening, I drove through the meandering streets of Melbourne's most prestigious suburb, Toorak. I immediately knew when I had arrived at collector Konfir Kabo's residence, which stood out among the strip of opulent 19th-century mansions and sprawling estates. Adorning the front facade of his home, was the signature cumi ("squid" in Bahasa Indonesian) graffiti of Jakarta-based artist Darbotz, tagged in black, white and gray spray paint. Kabo's two young sons greeted me at the door,

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