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Upcoming Event: Living with Antiquities

Eight select designers have been invited to completely re-imagine eight different ‘blank canvas’ gallery rooms into a living space or vignette using a variety of spectacular ancient artifacts from the Barakat Collection. Everything from living rooms and bedrooms, to powder rooms and foyers will be on display, featuring design elements both modern and contemporary, accented by ancient works over the centuries.

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  • Apr 27, 2018
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Upcoming Exhibition: Peak of Eternal Light – Jorge Manes Rubio

Jorge Mañes Rubio considers from an ethnographic point of view themes of vanishing civilization and shamanism, forgotten places and stories of the past, all of which are given a new meaning through his work. His experiments transcend the boundaries of art, in conjunction with offering alternative perspectives on politics, society and the environment.

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Yesterdays Masterpieces in Tomorrows Home: The Timeless Design of Ancient Egypt

Coinciding with the King Tut exhibition in Los Angeles, and launching during the La Cienega Design Quarter's annual LEGENDS design festival, Barakat Gallery will be presenting "Yesterdays Masterpieces in Tomorrows Home: The Timeless Design of Ancient Egypt."

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Current Exhibition: Between Eternity and History

Featuring a number of spectacular jewelry pieces alongside small but superbly carved Roman marble sculptures and copious amounts of Roman glass with Greek Pottery, this showcase presents an eclectic and arresting display... one which immerses the viewer in a bygone world, and captivates the senses through endless varieties of form, texture, color, and substance.

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Upcoming Exhibition: Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder

Fayez Barakat is a distinguished and world-renowned collector, whose passion for beauty and eclectically wise choices have made him one of the most important collector of ancient art in the world.
Fayez also happens to be an equally passionate painter, having developed a unique aesthetic sense through a personal, almost intimate, communication with thousands of ancient artworks.

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Upcoming Event: Art in Context – Excavating Cities of the Holy Land

Join us for an illustrated talk by archaeologist and historian Titus Kennedy - the new breed of archaeologist. Dr. Kennedy is a proponent of experimental archaeology, consults on media and curricula, and teaches as an adjunct professor.

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Current Exhibition Seoul: Performing Letters, Performers of Letters

Featuring works by contemporary typography artists Ahn Sang-soo, Nojisu and Rhee Pooroni, together with ancient inscribed artworks from various ages and cultures.

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Introducing Barakat Gallery Hong Kong

Located in the world famous antique district, on Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan, Barakat Gallery Hong Kong neighbors with the historical Man Mo Temple, Liang Yi Museum and a wide array of Chinese antique shops. Just across Hollywood Road there are contemporary art galleries and fashionable cafes.

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Exhibition: Seoul – El Anatsui: Topology of Generosity

“El Anatsui: Topology of Generosity”, presented by Barakat Seoul, sheds light on the potential for change that a single artist can generate. This exhibition focuses on the inner strength of the artist... a strength that started from within and through many years of work.

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Exhibition – Beauty in the Ancient Americas: Pre-Columbian Aesthetics

Catalogued, presented, and displayed by four major media groups Pre-Columbian artisans utilized most: Jade, gold, terra-cotta, and stone… this exhibition aims to compare and contrast different regions, periods, and cultures through the lens of technique, form, and function.

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  • Aug 29, 2017
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Arabian Business Interview: Art Collector Fayez Barakat

Once a friend to Dali, Picasso and Warhol, Fayez Barakat is one of the world’s most prominent art collectors. In a rare interview, he tells his life story, and why he has switched from collecting to creating.

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African and Pre-Columbian Art Auction

Our summer auction features a magnificent grouping of rare and unique objects from the African, Tribal, and Pre-Columbian Art collections. Everything from masks and pottery, to large figures and bronze amulets.

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  • Jun 19, 2017
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Exhibition: The Absence of Paterfamilias

Barakat Seoul is proud to host and present "The Absence of the Paterfamilias," a duo exhibition of works by Cho Moon-Ki and Alex Verhaest from 1st June to 6th August 2017.

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  • May 17, 2017
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LEGENDS 2017 @ Barakat Gallery

LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design that brings together thousands of VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture. The Barakat Gallery West Hollywood showroom was proud to host 2 panel discussions during the 3 day event, and welcome designers, curators, publishers, and influencers from all over the world through its doors.

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Barakat Gallery LCDQ Grand Opening

Barakat Gallery, one of the world’s leading galleries devoted to ancient art and the most prominent gallery of its kind on the West coast, will open a new location in the world famous La Cienega Design Quarter in West Hollywood and hold a Grand Opening Event on April 29, 2017. Barakat West Hollywood consists of a 7,000 square-foot museum-style exhibition space spread over two levels and 12 rooms, where it will present some of the finest art and antiquities from around the globe.

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  • Mar 27, 2017
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Inaugural Barakat Online Auction

With lots consisting of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Near Eastern, Chinese, African, and Pre-Colombian material this auction has a little something for everyone. Stand out selections include a large Roman Marble Relief, a very fine Remojadas Sculptural Fragment of a Smiling Head, a Hellenistic Bronze Helmet of the Illyrian type, a masterfully rendered Red Sandstone Khmer Head, a collection of fine Greek Pottery, and much, much more.

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The Energy of Pre-Columbian Art

I had always been attracted to Biblical and Classical antiquities for this reason, but nothing in my previous experience prepared me for the surprising, exotic, intimate, and sometimes barbaric world that Pre-Columbian art reveals.

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Barakat Gallery Showroom in LCDQ Now Open

We are excited to announce that the newest member in the Barakat Family of Galleries is now open as of January 2017. Located in the famous La Cienega Design Quarter in West Hollywood, the new Barakat Gallery showroom is a 7,000 square foot museum style space spread over two levels and 12 rooms.

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Haute Living: An Art Lover’s Dream

Outside of any well-endowed museum, the Barakat Gallery Collection proves to be one of the finest assemblages of its kind. Marvelous sculptures from the world’s most ancient of civilizations, exquisite glass vessels, figures of ancient gods and goddesses, as well as priceless jewelry make this collection a rarity.

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The Enduring Beauty of Ancient Bronze

Bronze. The word itself has musical resonance, like the ringing of a bell. An alloy of copper and tin, this fabled metal has been prized through the centuries for its strength and beauty. Many of the great treasures of human culture have been shaped in this warm and enduring material.

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