Tehran, Iran,: 1944-48., 1944. 29 x 20 cm. 7 original watercolors, mounted. Fine. Some of the more well-known artists were the founder, R. Arthur Hayrapetian, E. Svarchian, S. Melkonian, B. Ahmari, A. Vartavian, and R. Zarian. The studio was located at GIV passage at Naderi Avenue in front of the Naderi Hotel in Tehran, Iran. Over the decades many different talented artists worked for this studio and their work was sold widely. These are not signed by the artist with their name(s), but they are labelled and dated. INVENTORY: [7 drawings] (1) Two men and a donkey, selling fruit (apples or peaches). Wearing blue or tan outfits, wearing simple hats. One man holds a scale to weigh the apples, the other carries a round cloth used for a grocery bag. 1946. (laid onto board). / (2) Young carpet seller and his mule, a street merchant, his giveh shoe (hand-stitched), the woolen (made of "namad") cap is called a "kollah-namadi". 1944. (laid onto board)./ (3) A man riding a donkey, a striped cloth is used over the donkey's back, with two black sheep, to sell the animals. 1944. (laid onto board). / (4) man in traditional dress, dressed elegantly, holding his dagger, he is rich because he wears a ring on his finger. [possibly Kurd or Lurd], 1948. (laid onto board). / (5) Older bearded man with a water-pipe. 1948. (laid onto board). / (6) 'Arab'. 1946. Bearded man wearing an agal (headpiece), with white cloth under, blue collared shirt, brown wrap/jacket. (framed with stiff board). / (7) 'Kurd of Kermanshah'. 1946. Man with mustache, wearing a headpiece, blue tunic and brown wrap/jacket. (framed with stiff board). "Studio Demon a small art studio in Tehran Iran that produced watercolors which were sold in various shops. It had its hay day in the 1950's [and extended in he the early 1960s]. What made studio Demon unique was their instance on retaining only the finest artists to represent the studio. Unlike a mass production studio each artist was allowed to personalize his work while still creating the image the studio required. Each painting was created by one artist. The works the artist produced are typically of very high quality. Some of the more well-known artists were R.A. Hayrapetian, E. Svarchian, S. Melkonics and R. Zarian." – web source.
(Inventory #: ME1077)
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