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PROFILES

Poppy Hadiman Setiawan

A Homegrown Canon

BY ELAINE W. NG

Portrait of Poppy Hadiman Setiawan at her home in Jakarta. Photo by Leonardi Portraiture, Jakarta.

CHRISTINE AY TJOE, Continuity of Layers (detail), 2011, oil on canvas, 200 x 180 cm. Courtesy Poppy Hadiman Setiawan.

If you want to understand key aspects of Indonesia's modern art history, start by visiting the country's many art collections in private hands. Among this collecting class, one of the most colorful and opinionated protagonists is Poppy Hadiman Setiawan, who resides in a conserved neighborhood near Jakarta's Central Business District.

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