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CHRISTOPH BENDICK

From Seed to Bloom

BY REAKSMEY YEAN

Portrait of Christoph Bendick. Courtesy Norm Phanith / Somrith Creative Studio, Phnom Penh.

Since arriving in Cambodia in 1994, Christoph Bendick has, in a number of ways, helped nourish the fledgling arts scene, whether through acquisitions or direct financial aid to artists. As a collector of Western and Asian contemporary art and Asian antiques, Bendick has a rather intuitive and eclectic approach. There are no ideologies involved, no theoretical framework or philosophy, and no art advisers. Rather, it is chance encounters and frequent…

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