CAFESJIAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS HAS NEW STATUES

17:02, 15 April, 2013

YEREVAN, APRIL 15, ARMENPRESS: The Cafesjian Center for the Arts
was supplemented by new works. It was reported to Armenpress by the
Director of the Department for Public Relations and Marketing of
the Center for the Arts Lilit Sokhakyan. On April 10 Armenians were
provided with the opportunity to enjoy the works "Pirate" and "LOVE"
of the American artists Peter Coffin and Robert Indiana.

Peter Coffin's works are exhibited in different exhibitions and
collections.

The American artist Robert Indiana is the representative of the
pop-art. Originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by
the Museum of Modern Art in 1965, LOVE has appeared in prints,
paintings, sculptures, banners, rings, tapestries, and stamps and
later was co-opted as an emblem of 1960s idealism. In printed works,
Indiana has rendered LOVE in a variety of colors, compositions,
and techniques. He even translated it into Hebrew for a print and a
sculpture at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The majority of exhibitions presented by the Cafesjian Center for the
Arts are derived from the private collection of its main benefactor,
Mr. Gerard L. Cafesjian. This collection of more than 5,000 works
includes one of the most comprehensive glass collections in the world.

It is particularly rich in the work of the Czech couple Stanislav
Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtova, whose collaborative work
revolutionized the use of glass as an artistic medium. Other
important glass artists in the collection include Dale Chihuly,
Bohumil Elias, Pavel Hlava, Jaromír Rybak, Ivana ©ramkova, Bertil
Vallien, Lino Tagliapietra, Mark Peiser, and Hiroshi Yamano. The
collection also has substantial holdings in drawing, painting and
sculpture by such influential artists as Fernando Botero, Arshile
Gorky, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Jaume Plensa
and Francois-Xavier Lalanne.

The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing the best
of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian
culture to the world. Inspired by the vision of its founder, Mr.

Gerard L. Cafesjian, the Center offers a wide variety of exhibitions,
derived from Mr. Cafesjian's own extensive collection of contemporary
art.

Having celebrated its grand opening in November 2009, CCA continues
to exhibit unique works of modern art and offers a diverse program
of visiting lecturers, films, concerts, and numerous educational
initiatives for adults and children. In 2011 the Cafesjian Center
for the Arts had over 1,200,000 visitors.