ATTLEBORO MUSEUM INC – 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction Oct. 11,2018 10:00 AM - Nov. 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Auction Ends: Oct 31, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

Print Making

Descending (John Avakian)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$550 USD
Opening Bid
$185 USD

Live Event Item

After the online close, this item went to a Live Event for further bidding. Absentee Bidding offered.

Item Description


15" x 12.5" x 1.25"

"Descending" is an intimate monoprint. It is one of many investigations in a series of prints called: Lightness of Being. Notwithstanding their beauty, feathers are mainly used, sometimes leaves too, metaphorically to represent the disconnection from meaningful connections that result in loss, loneliness, longing, and hope.  Go to for his original poem regarding these images.

John Avakian has a BFA & MFA from Yale. He has investigated a variety of monoprinting techniques at SMFA, Boston for 24 semesters. In January 2017, he gave a talk and demo on his novel paper litho transfer method at Wheaton College.  Avakian's prints have received numerous awards. The most recent were 1st PRIZE at the 10th and 11th Annual Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, Easton, MA 2012 and 2013.


Item Special Note

A note on bidding: Any high bid that does not follow the listed bidding increments will be nullified and voided.

The Bidding Increments are as follows:

   $1-99, the bidding increment is $5

   $100-199, the bidding increment is $10

   $200-499, the bidding increment is $20

   $500-999, the bidding increment is $50

   $1000 and up, the bidding increment is $100

This item can be shipped or picked up at the Attleboro Arts Museum from November 6-10, 2018. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm. The winning bidder is responsible for all shipping and handling costs. The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

Donated By:

John Avakian