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Why you should pay attention to this portrait of Lee Kuan Yew by French artist Gabriel Dufourcq

Food for thought at Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru.

Chic Parisian-style cafe Merci Marcel will this month play host to the works of French artist Gabriel Dufourcq. The exhibition, which extends into mid-January next year, will showcase five unique works from Dufourcq’s series titled ‘Find A Word For It’.

The eye-catching mixed-media creations comprise acrylic paintings of political and contemporary icons juxtaposed against vintage newspaper clippings profiling these personalities. Dufourcq’s use of over 300 original newspaper clippings – many spanning decades – per artwork invites viewers to scrutinise these headlines, giving rise to a key question: just how much influence does the media wield in shaping public perception?

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    Lee Kuan Yew

    The man himself - first Prime Minister of Singapore, widely known as the founding father of Singapore. Having brought Singapore from a third world country to a first world country at a rapid pace, Mr Lee is internationally recognised and respected.

Dufourcq’s works have been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Singapore Affordable Art Fair.

Art collectors can purchase Dufourcq’s pieces at prices ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, with original masterpieces going for $10,000.

Merci Marcel, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056, T: 6224-0113

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