Based on a press photo of President Obama and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Hamid el Kanbouhi’s artistic rendition of their encounter might say just as much as the original – or even more.
In this work, the artist portrays president, king and entourage as outlined, almost non-descript forms, filled in with flecks of colour. Their faces, on the other hand, are surprisingly expressive. King Abdullah and the oil sheiks march forward, while something in the distance seems to have caught Obama’s attention.
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