Son of a Strongman

Central London is a cosmopolitan place these days, but a traditional Bedouin tent in Kensington Gardens is still out of the ordinary. Last week, though, passersby were enjoying the temporary installation, reclining on overstuffed cushions as they took in the view of the Albert Memorial, the ornate neo-gothic folly erected by Queen Victoria in honor of her late husband. A surreal scene, perhaps, but no more so than some of the works of art on display in an adjoining marquee. Thirty-seven canvases by Seif al Islam Gaddafi, 30, the second son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, form the bulk of a...

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