Avant-garde painter Paul Sarkisian, best-known for his work at the revolutionary Ferus Gallery in 1960s Los Angeles, disliked the description of his work as photorealistic. His large-scale work wasn't him copying from photographs; many of the finer details in the work came wholly from his imagination. A painterly storyteller, the master was trapped between the "photorealistic" and abstract illusionism movements until Pop Art came along and destroyed both. Abandoning marketplace and critical limitations, he packed up his wife and young son, Peter, and moved to Santa Fe in the early '70s. Toiling in isolation for the past 40 years, Sarkisian carved out his own path, effectively disappearing from the American art scene. (Case in point: His spare Wikipedia page isn't even in... More >>>