NCLAC Member News: Hooshang Khorasani

Hooshang's new abstracts in two museum auctions


Two of Hooshang Khorasani's abstract paintings are part of museum auctions – one at "A Russian Night in Taos" at the Taos (N.M.) Art Museum and one at theLouisiana State Museumin Baton Rouge as part of Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Art & Travel Auction. Khorasani is aRuston resident.

 The Taos exhibit is running from Aug. 1-27 and is associated with the museum's seventh annual Gala Auction, a black-tie-and-boots event. "Because of the quality of the art, patrons attend from all over the country," event chair Nat Troy said.

 Khorasani's piece is "Color Abstraction #3," a 36x36-inch mixed media on canvas that is part of his new Color Storm series.

 The Taos museum is dedicated to the region's early 20th-century art and the patrons who nurtured and preserved it. Housed in the Fechin House, the structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Russian-born Nicolai Fechin – regarded as one of the most important portrait painters of the 20th century – and his family moved toTaosin 1927. His paintings of Native Americans and of theNew Mexicodesert landscape are considered among his best works.

 The other show will be on view at theLouisiana State Museumin the Old State Capitol from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15 as a precursor to LPB's 2011 Art & Travel Auction, which will air live Oct. 23. The preview party and opening reception, LPB Art Rocks, is set for 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30. Online bidding also begins Sept. 30.

 The event will feature artworks from more than 100 artists and as well as travel packages and is an annual fundraiser for LPB. Khorasani's piece for this auction is also a 36x36-inch mixed media on canvas from his Color Storm Series: "Color Storm XIX."

 "When budget cuts hit, funding for the arts and education seems to be the first thing that goes," Khorasani said, "so I’m happy to donate my work for such a worthy cause. When the auction starts, please visit the LPB Art Auction site,, and bid on my piece – or some of the other excellent items being offered."