Tuesday, April 8, 2014
New Art: Hagop Khoubesserian
I love this drawing, "The Village" by Hagop Khoubesserian. When I first laid eyes upon it I was mesmerized. Tractor beam, pulled in, mesmerized. It was the trees that did it for me.
I waited 3 1/2 weeks for a price reduction. When I went back, it wasn't there! ...oh no...I spun 360 degrees to take in all four walls - nothing. I wandered to the left to look at a chair, and YES! There it was, tucked into the corner. It had been moved. Hmmm...looks like someone dropped it on the floor, was the frame always falling to pieces? No matter, a couple finishing nails will hold it together...should I ask for help? nah, I can reach...
When I got it home I googled the artist. HK is a Canadian artist, born in 1931, who exhibited works from 1966-1999. I liked the tidbit about his drawings being selected for UNICEF cards in 1968 & 1969. There is also a CBC film of his works to watch if I can find it. I can't see the recent auction results for his drawings, but a painting went for C$1200 at Bonhams.
I paid $234, a little over the cost of the frame for this piece (a couple nails and the frame is as good as new). I waited to pay the lowest ticket price. I mean, no biggies about the value...if it was a high school student's art project I would love it equally.
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