Rarely is an auction house privileged with the task of cataloguing, exhibiting, and presenting for sale the private family collection of an artist considered to be one of the pioneers of his country's modern art movement; the sale of the present group of works by Marcos Grigorian, directly from the artists estate, is one such occasion.
An influential and prolific artist, Grigorian, an Armenian-Iranian, expanded his practice beyond the borders of his native Armenia and Iran, establishing himself in New York as one of the most progressive, innovative, and provocative artists of his generation. A pioneer and a visionary, the present auction presents a body of work spanning almost half a century, from the artists early painted compositions in the 1950's, to some of the most important and monumental examples of his signature Earthworks, which formed the backbone of his mature output.
Bonhams are most grateful for the co-operation of the Grigorian Estate and their representative Laura Borghi of Borghi Fine Art in the realisation of this auction.
Marcos Grigorian (1925-2007) Horizontal & Vertical Earthwork each panel 188 x 188 cm. Sold for US$315,375 inc. premium
Marcos Grigorian (1925-2007) Summer of 1989 each panel is 203.2 x 81.28 cm. Sold for US$164,175 inc. premium
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