Varujan Boghosian (American b 1926) holds a deep fascination with objects that evoke the past. As much a collector as an artist, he scours antique shops and flea markets for materials to use in his imaginative sculptures and collages. By cleverly combining and recontextualizing our castoffs-books, cards, toys, figurines, tools, glass, twine-he exploits their expressive power in sly, often poetic ways.
IMAGE: Varujan Boghosian, The Magician, 1980, Wood, Iron, Leather, Found Objects, 35 x 29 x 13 ½ in. / 89. X 73.7 x 34.3 cm, Exhibitions: Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, 1980