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Vagrich Akopovich Bakhchanyan
Ва́грiч Ако́пович Бахчаня́н
23 May 1938
Kharkiv, Soviet Ukraine
|Died||12 November 2009
Vagrich Akopovich Bakhchanyan (Russian: Ва́грич Ако́пович Бахчаня́н; Ukrainian: Ва́грiч Ако́пович Бахчаня́н; Armenian: Վահրիճ Հակոբի Բախչանյան; born May 23, 1938 in Kharkiv, Soviet Ukraine - November 12, 2009, New York City, United States) was a Soviet and American painter, nonconformist artist and writer-conceptualist of Armenian origin.
In 1974 Bakhchanyan emigrated to United States, and lived in New York City, where he was active in the literary and art scene. There he collaborated with Russian and Soviet writers Sergei Dovlatov, Alexander Genis, and Naum Sagalovsky, among others. He died on November 12, 2009 in New York City.
According to Vagrich's last will, his ashes were scattered high in the Geghama mountains in Armenia.
- Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States
- National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
- Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
- State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Yerevan Modern Art Museum, Yerevan, Armenia
- Museum of National Arts of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
- John Paul Getty Research Center and Museum, Los Angeles, United States
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