Oct 06, 2011 - Sale 2255

Sale 2255 - Lot 84

Price Realized: $ 11,400
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Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
ALEXANDER SKUNDER BAGHOSSIAN (1937 - 2003)
Untitled (19).

Oil on canvas, 1968. 660x1143 mm; 26x45 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right. Titled in oil, verso.

Provenance: private collection.

This large canvas is an excellent example of the painting of an artist who crossed many boundaries. Baghossian is one of the greatest Ethiopian artists and was one of Africa's best known contemporary artists. He also w
as a widely respected painting professor at Howard University in Washington, DC from 1974 until 2000. Boghossian was influenced by a broad range of international and black cultures--he embraced both the "Pan-African" and universal movements. He is the first Ethiopian artist to have works acquired by the Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris in 1963, the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1965, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art in 1992....