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The Quogue Gallery Presents Art on Paper Gallery Talk: “The Pinajian Discovery: Bringing the Forgotten to Light and Establishing Value.”

The Quogue Gallery is a cozy new space in the Hamptons where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts can meet and share their common passion for serious artistic investigation. The Quogue Gallery will bring rarely seen works on paper by Arthur Pinajian (1914 – 1999) to Booth 117 at the highly anticipated Art on Paper fair in New York City, running from Thursday, March 3, to Sunday, March 6, at Pier 36.

Although Pinajian died in obscurity, the widely publicized discovery of a vast trove of his work in Bellport, Long Island in 2007 led to a new critical evaluation and appreciation of his major contributions to modern art at the end of the 20th century.  Later in March 2013, hundreds of news outlets reported the extraordinary value experts had placed on the Arthur Pinajian collection. First discovered in a garage in Bellport in 2007, this remarkable cache required years of cleaning, archiving and scholarship to prepare the canvasses for the exhibition. ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” featured the story as “the unlikely discovery that rocked the art world”; ABC’s 20/20 reported that “art experts decree Pinajian deserved to be called one of the great undiscovered geniuses of the Modern Art Movement”; and The New York Times devoted two lengthy articles to Pinajian.

For the Art on Paper fair, the gallery has assembled a range of Abstract Expressionist works from the years 1959 to 1998, including abstract landscapes and other abstract and figurative works. The Art Zealous team is very excited to check out this work and for the upcoming gallery talk at Booth 117 on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m., when art historian and Pinajian Estate Collection Chief Curator, Peter Hastings Falk, will provide a unique look into the Pinajian story and some insight into why the artist is now being widely collected internationally, by institutions and individuals alike.

Event details:

Gallery Talk on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. “The Pinajian Discovery: Bringing the Forgotten to Light and Establishing Value.”

Located at Art on Paper Fair @ Pier 36 299 South Street, Booth 117