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Hassan Sharif

Staying Alive

BY KEVIN JONES

CADMIUM RED, 2014, mixed media, 98 x 165 x 4 cm. Copyright the artist. 

Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York, and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai. 

Unless otherwise stated, all images courtesy Estate of Hassan Sharif and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai. 

It was his first video. There is no sound. A man sits indoors on a white plastic garden chair, framed from the knees up. He wears a ruby T-shirt and streaked jeans. Black-rimmed eyeglasses hover over a broom-like mustache. To his right…

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