Top Armenian artists featured in online auction April 24

Aram Yengibaryan, ‘Still Life with Russian Dolls,’ oil on canvas, 80 x 100cm (31.5in. x 39.4in.)
Estimate: $1,400-$1,600. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Forty-two works by world-class Armenian artists comprise an online auction to be held by Jasper52 on Wednesday, April 24. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Nushik Mikayelyan, founder-director of Armenia’s Gala Art Gallery, which organized the collection, said the first thing everyone says on the Armenian art is the high quality of technique which is incomparable. “However, it is not only the quality. It also reflects the depth of the Armenian culture. The Armenian culture has deep roots as the Armenian people are one of the oldest nations in the world. And the modern art is considered the new continuation of that old culture,” said Mikayelyan.

The auction opens with two oil on canvas paintings by emerging Armenian artist Aram Yengibaryan, who is a graduate of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan, Armenia, and a grand prize winner at the Republican Exhibition of Young Artists. Still Life with Russian Dolls (above) is an original oil on canvas painting from his famous series of still lifes.

Tagged with the highest estimate in the Jasper52 auction at $8,000-$10,000 is a seascape by Vachagan Ispiryan, who is considered one of the greatest Armenian contemporary artists of marine art. His seascapes had been exhibited throughout the world and captured the attention of art collectors and galleries. Born in Armenia in 1978, he is already making his mark on the international art scene.

Vachagan Ispiryan, ‘Billowy Sea,’ oil on canvas, 90 x 130cm (35.4in. x 51in.). Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

Harout Hakobyan, a leading abstract figurative artist in Armenia, has four artworks in the catalog. His paintings are investment quality and held in private collections all over the world.

Harout Hakobyan, ‘Nostalgy,’ oil on canvas, 130 x 95cm (51in. x 37.5in.). Estimate: $4,000-$4,500. Jasper52 image

Moko Khachatryan is a highly regarded Armenian abstract expressionist artist, best known for her dynamic, vivid and colorful strokes on black paintings and monumental wall pieces. The international journal Art Radar considers Khachatryan “one of the five exciting Armenian artists who are making a mark on the international stage.” She has established a solid reputation, having appeared in several solo and group shows. Three of her paintings are available in the auction.

Moko Khachatryan, ‘N7 -1,’ oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm (39.3in. x 39.3in.) Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

Garik Manukyan is regarded as a key member in the development of contemporary Armenian art and is one of the most significant modern-expressionist painters of the region. He is a member of the Artists’ Union of Armenia and the International Association of Art (UNESCO).

Garik Manukyan, ‘The Wheel of Life,’ oil on canvas, 101 x 130cm (39.7in. x 51in.). Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

Five bronze sculptures are available, two by Rafael Manukyan that depict camels. Born in 1991 in Yerevan, Armenia, Manukyan is a young emerging sculptor who graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts. He made his American debut in the Red Dot Miami Art Fair in 2017, a juried international art show featuring an international slate of galleries.

Rafael Manukyan, ‘Caravan of Camels,’ bronze, glass, 30 x 26 x 7cm (11.8in. x 10.3in. x 2.7in.). Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image

The auction of Armenian art from the Gala Art Gallery will be conducted through Jasper52 on Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time.