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The International Society for the Study of Surrealism will convene a panel, “Rediscovering the Biomorphic Surrealism of Martin Barooshian” at their October 2024 Annual Conference, in Paris, France

The panel will historicize and contextualize Barooshian’s achievements and innovations by exploring his identity, artistic lineage and influences, and place in art history. Panelists include: New School Professor Rebecca Alvin who will present an in-progress cut of her upcoming documentary film on Barooshian;  Parker Field, Managing Director of the Arshile Gorky Foundation; Michael Russo, Trustee and Curator of the Martin Barooshian Artwork Trust; and Alvard Semirjyan, Professor at Yerevan State University.


Museum of Fine Art Boston adds an additional 35 Martin Barooshian works to its collection

The acquisition includes important woodcuts and etchings as well as one monotype and three preparatory mixed media drawings. The MFA acquired its first work by Barooshian in 1950.

Patrick Murphy, Lia and William Poorvu Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the MFA, called Barooshian “a consummate printmaker, whose intriguing and oddly overlooked body of work deserves to be celebrated alongside that of mid-century contemporaries like Hayter, Helen Phillips, Fred Becker, and Gabor Peterdi.”


Addison Gallery of American Art adds Barooshian painting to their collection

The Addison Gallery has added a1953 Barooshian painting to their collection, a lovely compliment to the six works already in their holdings.  The oil on canvas is one of a small collection of expressionist, glyphic paintings Barooshian produced in the early 1950s.  Bold, wide brushstrokes and generous paint application create a luscious, tactile surface, reflecting the spirit of freedom and joy with which these works were painted.


The  Armenian Museum
of America highlights Barooshian works in latest exhibition 

Barooshian is currently being spotlighted at the Armenian Museum of America as part of their exhibition, "Gandzaran!" The exhibit highlights 39 pieces by 24 global artists from the museum’s vaults and will be open until August 4, 2024.

"Drawing from the Museum’s vaults—our own gandzaran—this exhibit showcases the development of Armenian art in the 20th and 21st centuries."

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Martin Barooshian:
A Catalog Raisonné of the Prints, 1948-1970

by Michael J. Russo

The first major book on Martin Barooshian, featuring a biography, overview of paintings, catalog of prints, and over 300 color images is available to order! 

This gorgeous volume charts Barooshian’s creative and technical development and presents the definitive catalog of Barooshian’s mid-century graphic works up to 1970.


Provincetown Magazine highlights the art of Martin Barooshian

A Surrealist in Provincetown by Rebecca Alvin discusses Barooshian’s experiences at the Cape Cod art colony. From the article: Contemporary Provincetown artists who are familiar with Barooshian’s work, such as Joey Mars and Mary Giammarino, are drawn to his work because of the authenticity of his vision and the imaginative worlds he put on his canvases and prints. As Giammarino puts it, “when you look at the scope of all of his stuff, you know, it consistently represents him; his style is so Martin Barooshian, and there’s nobody else like him really.”

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