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BERLIN

Galerie Michael Haas

MARWAN

MARWAN KASSAB-BACHI, Das Licht, 1973

Oil on canvas, 130 x 195 cm. Courtesy Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin.

The Damascus-born, Berlin-based artist Marwan Kassab-Bachi (1934–2016)—commonly known as Marwan—is renowned for bridging Arabic and Western artistic styles. Galerie Michael Haas’s showcase celebrated the pioneering painter, spotlighting a series of his canvases from the 1970s to the 2000s.

Four early works greeted visitors to the gallery. Stillleben II (“Still Life,” 1974) depicts fruit and kitchen objects perched on a table, rendered with nebulous daubs of burnt sienna, cornflower blue…

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