Lawrence Fine Art announced today it would hold over "Arthur Pinajian: Lost Master" at its East Hampton Gallery until June 24 due to strong demand and client requests. The exhibition had been slated to close June 6.
"We've been astounded at the amount of interest shown in the Pinajian story and in his work," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "People have traveled hours to see the show because they have heard this extraordinary story. They find Pinajian's work every bit as good as the story is extraordinary, and frequently they become Pinajian collectors." The gallery plans to introduce some "fresh" work over the course of the exhibition. The gallery also plans to show Pinajian's work at ArtHamptons July 11-14.
In addition to exhibiting his work, the gallery sponsored a Gallery Talk with noted author, critic and historian Peter H. Falk, who discussed Pinajian's place among the New York School of artists and pricing methodology for a newly discovered master. "We are grateful to Peter for his insights and his dedication to this project," said Shapiro.
The Pinajian exhibition is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions and talks sponsored by Lawrence Fine Art over the course of the Hamptons summer season. "The Hamptons are fast becoming an art mecca," said Shapiro. "We want to address the serious interest we find out here."
Artist Etsuko Ichikawa will give a gallery talk Saturday, June 8 at 4 pm in conjunction with the gallery's "The Horizontalists" exhibition. Artist Harriette Joffe will speak on Saturday, July 6 in conjunction with "Harriette Joffe: New Work."
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Lawrence Fine Art specializes in contemporary and historic-modern art.