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Varujan Boghosian

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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