A catalogue of paintings and other artifacts, released by famous British Christie’s auction, called British and Continental Pictures, includes now the works by an Armenian painter Simon Galstian who was born in 1914 and died in 2000. This means that the starting price of his paintings at auctions will start from $1,500-$2,000.
The painter’s son, Vigen Galstian, described the appearance of his father’s works in the catalogue as ‘a big event,’ saying until now only the works by famous Armenian painter of sea scenes, Ivan Aivazovski, Sarian, Bashinjagian and Hovnatanian were included in it.
Galstian said it was not a fortuity, as his father’s works had been included in the catalogue in 2002 and 2004. The Armenian national picture gallery has on display one work by Simon Galstian and a dozen of others are kept in store-rooms. Many other his works are in private museums and collections in Paris, Istanbul, Moscow and Los Angeles.