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Current 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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Current 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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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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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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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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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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Jewels through the Ages by Fayez Barakat

Jewelry is said to be one of life's luxuries, but it is virtually impossible to imagine the world without it. The adoration of ornament is as old as civilization itself. Once mankind obtained the basic necessities of life, he began to adorn himself with rare, unusual and beautiful objects.

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Stunning Mosaics Uncovered in Ancient City of Zeugma

An international team of archaeologists has unearthed three 2,200-year-old, well-preserved glass mosaics at the site of the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey. According to the team, all mosaics are constructed of colored glass and served as floors of a building that archaeologists have dubbed the House of Muses.

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Grand Opening VIP Event: Barakat Seoul
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Grand Opening VIP Event: Barakat Seoul

The internationally renowned Barakat Gallery, with over 150 years of tradition and established galleries in London, Beverly Hills and Abu Dhabi is now opening their 4th branch on the 11th of October in Seoul, South Korea. Barakat Seoul will permanently host selections from the Barakat Collection, which houses tens of thousands of museum quality items of ancient art.

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Korea Herald: A feast for the eyes and mind – the opening of Barakat Gallery Seoul

Barakat runs a fifth-generation family business in art of the antiquities, running galleries in Beverly Hills and London as well as a museum in Amman, Jordan. The first Barakat Gallery in Asia is officially opening in Samcheong-dong, Seoul, on Monday.

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Set of Three Ming Glazed Terracotta Attendants
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Collecting 101: Chinese Funerary Figures

You can tell a lot about a culture by how they bury their dead. In the case of Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) China, the sculptural figures found in tombs tell the story of everyday life more than 500 years ago. To find out more about these curious sculptures, we went to Lofty expert Amanda Miller, a specialist in Chinese and Japanese decorative arts with more than a decade of auction house experience, for the scoop on these buried treasures.

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Indulgences: Collecting Ancient Coins

Coins. Reach into any pocket or purse and you’re certain to find a few. They are an integral part of daily life, so ubiquitous that we rarely think about them. Few objects are as universally employed by human culture. Throughout the world, every civilized society uses coins as a medium of exchange. Coins serve as a kind of propaganda, an advertisement for the aims and ambitions of the people who mint them.

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Vanity or Necessity: Beauty in Ancient Egypt

It may be easy for us to project our modern idea of beauty onto the ancient Egyptians. But given that their culture was so fundamentally different from our own and that their everyday customs were imbued with powerful religious symbolism completely alien to modern sensibilities, we must not act so fast.

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Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent

This exhibition celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent.

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