Published: February 22, 2016
AVON, CONN. — An international stable of bidders competed for an equally wide selection of artwork at Trinity International Auctions and Appraisals on Saturday, February 20. The firm’s principal Steve Gass said that the sale was “off the map,” its noon start time designed to accommodate clients from around the world.
Topping the sale at $93,100, including buyer’s premium, was a vibrant “Still Life with Flowers and Fruits,” 1952, by Armenian artist Martiros Seregeevich Sarian (1880-1972). It was won by an Armenian bidder so will be heading back to its homeland. The artist, whose surname is also spelled “Saryan” was a founder of the Armenian national school of painting. A master of the still life genre, he was devoted to the glorification of nature, which this large-scale work at 353⁄8 by 51 inches so vividly exemplifies. Signed lower right and dated 1952, the work was accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Cultural Ministry of Armenia.
A complete report of this sale will follow later.
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