Thursday, September 1, 2016

American Saddlebred Museum chooses two Hooshang horses; MoNA selects abstract set

The American Saddlebred Museum chose two of Hooshang Khorasani's horse paintings to be part of its 2016 Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction.
In addition, the Museum of Northwest Art picked one of his abstract sets for its 2016 Art Auction.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the American Saddlebred Museum is on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, which boasts the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world and a research library of more than 3,000 volumes.
This year's auction was held during the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on July 9. Along with the onsite auction, an online auction was offered at Display of the artwork began July 5.
The Saddlebred is an American horse breed descended from riding-type horses bred at the time of the American Revolution. Saddlebreds are known for their sense of presence and style, as well as for their spirited, yet gentle, temperament. Since the mid-1800s, the breed has played a prominent part in the U.S. horse show industry and is called the "peacock of the horse world."
Hooshang's paintings in the event were "Red Fiery Runner" and "Black Knight," both 36-by-36-inch acrylic on canvas.

The other auction at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, included Hooshang's "In the News," a set of three 12-by-12-inch abstracts, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas.
MoNA celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and its 24th annual auction. Michelle Bufano, executive director of the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, was juror for the event.
Both the auction and the preview party – June 17 and 18, respectively – were held at the Wa Walton Event Center at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.

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