Bahchanyan Vagrich

New York, United States

23.07.1938 - 12.11.2009

Cartoonist, artist, conceptualist writer

July 23, 1938, Kharkov, Ukraine – November 12, 2009, New York, USA
In 1957 he entered the Kharkov Studio of Decorative Arts, where he studied with Vasiliy Ermilov – known in the 1920s as an avant-gardist.
He moved to Moscow in the mid-60’s. In 1967-1974 he worked in the department of humor of the Literary Gazette. Collages Bakhchanyan published in the journals “Knowledge – Power” and “Youth”. He emigrated to the United States in 1974. The author of many aphorisms, which are included in Russian folklore. Laureate of the World Contest of Cartoonists.

Works
1981 – “Autobiography of a forty-year-old author”
1981 – “Visual diary: 1/1/80 – 12/31/80”
1985 – “Demarche enthusiasts” (co-authored with Sergei Dovlatov and Naum Sagalovsky)
1986 – “Signac under the eye: pointer-Aviv poem”
1986 – “Not a day without a line (annual report)”
1986 – “Poems of different years”
2003 – “A lot of flies: art”
2005 – “Cherry Hell” and other plays ”

 


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