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Dream of an Acehnese painter

  • Yenni Djahidin


WASHINGTON | Sun, January 18 2009 | 01:27 pm
Dream of an Acehnese painter Acehnese Machyar Mustafa Gleunta poses for a photograph in front of his painting of US President-elect Barack Obama, at his studio in Virginia. (JP/Yenni Djahidin) (JP/Yenni Djahidin)

PREMIUM The studio is as big as a garage.  It is located under a single family’s home in a quiet residential neighborhood in northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. 
In fact, it once was really a garage that was converted into a neat, but sparsely furnished room.  There is a big computer monitor, the only sign of high technology other than a cellular phone, and some paintings on...