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Lot 57 - Varujan Boghosian, A Fateful Moment Assemblage, 1989

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Assemblage with painted wood, marble and patinated steel in showcase
Varujan Boghosian Yegan (b. 1926) - US-American artist
Signed and dated ‘Varujan Boghosian’ in ballpoint pen on the reverse
Label of the Irving Galleries, Florida, with information on the work on the reverse
Dimensions: 50.5 x 47.5 x 9 cm
Provenance: Irving Galleries, Florida; private collection, Switzerland
His assemblages and collages of found objects are inspired by Surrealism and Dada, and contemplate the boundaries between dream and reality

The work is in very good condition, showing only the lightest wear from storage.

Varujan Boghosian (b. 1926)
Born in New Britain, Connecticut Varujan Boghosian is known for his sculpture and assemblages. In addition to his artistic activities, he worked as a professor at the University of Florida, the Cooper Union, the Pratt Institute, the Brown University and the Dartmouth College since 1958. His art is inspired by literature, art, history, music, poetry and mythology. For instance, he has visited the subject of ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ several times. As well, symbols such as swans and snakes appear repeatedly in his oeuvre. Boghosian’s works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago, amongst others. In addition, they can be found in numerous public collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (cko) 

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