Friday, January 4, 2013

Taos museum exhibits Hooshang's 'Color Storm Allegro'

A Hooshang abstract was part of an exhibit and auction at the Taos (N.M.) Art Museum in the summer of 2012.

A Gala Auction connected with the exhibit, "A Russian Night in Taos," closed out the show Aug. 25; the exhibit began in July. Hooshang was represented at the show with "Color Storm Allegro," a 36x36-inch acrylic/mixed media on canvas.

The museum site termed the annual gala "one of the most anticipated events in Northern New Mexico." Art for the exhibit was acquired by private invitation only.

Dedicated to the region's early 20th-century art and the patrons who nurtured and preserved it, the museum is housed in the Fechin House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Russian-born Nicolai Fechin – regarded as one of the most important portrait painters of the 20th century – and his family moved to Taos in 1927. His paintings of Native Americans and of the New Mexico desert landscape are considered among his best works.

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