Friday, August 22, 2008

Kagithane by Karagheurian

kagithane oil on canvas by karagheurianI am posting a picture (oil on canvas) by Armenian painter Karagheurian (no data available for his birth or death) not because of its monetary value. If any one of you has been to Kagithane, Istanbul recently, no doubt you were unable to recognize the place. For once, the creek in the picture does not exist any more. It is a so-called avenue now. Yet nature is persistant. Whenever it rains heavily, the creek mysteriously reappears, flooding the basement floors for good measure, and maybe to remind us all that by destroying environment, we destroy ourselves. Sad...

Dimensions: 73x101 cm.
Estimated value: $ 7,500

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