Body: Ghost Phallus - Cultural Diversity, Triptych, acrylic painting on photographs

The Primordial Body, 12”x8”, pen, ink and pencil drawing on print

The Body of Love or LIEBESBLUME, 13”x9”, Pencil drawing and acrylic on paper.

The Body of Love, Temple Garni in Armenia 13”x9”, White color pencil drawing on print

Enter and Exit, 13”x9”, pen, ink and pencil drawing on paper

The Body of Love, 15"x9", pen, ink and pencil drawing on paper

Enter and Exit, 7"x9", pen, ink and pencil drawing on paper

Enter and Exit, 8"x9", pen, ink and pencil drawing on paper

Two in The Field, 5.5”x8.5”, acrylic painting on photo from magazine

The Thing, 6”x8.5”, acrylic on photo from magazine

Process, 5”x8”, acrylic painting on photo from magazine

Yerevan, Ararat, 4.5”x8”, acrylic painting on photo from magazine

Ejmiazin, 4th century Church in Armenia, 11”x8”, acrylic painting on photograph

Ejmiazin, 4th century Church in Armenia, 11”x8”, acrylic on photograph (available also large size vinyl poster 8’x9’)

Caesar, 3”x3.35”, acrylic painting on photo from magazine.

Deutschen Bank, 8.5”x6.5”, acrylic painting on photo from magazine

NY, NY, 10”x7”, acrylic painting on photograph

Cultural Dialog in Florence, acrylic paint on a photo from magazine

Yerevan, Meeting and Hug in Republic Square , 11"x9", Drawing on paper

Untitled, 12"X10", acrylic painting on a photo from magazine

Yerevan, Republic Square - 2, 11"x9", Drawing on paper

Yerevan, Republic Square - 1, 11"x9", Drawing on paper

LA River, 12”x17”, acrylic painting on color print mounted on wood panel

Los Angeles 2, 11”x8”, acrylic on photograph

Los Angeles 2, 11”x8”, acrylic on photograph

Resistance, 24”x14”, acrylic on color print mounted on wood panel.

Mona Moore, 12”x9”, White pencil drawing on print.

Passion and Resistance: Vegas, Paris in Red, 6.5”x10”, acrylic on color print.

Passion and Resistance: Vegas, Paris in purple, 6.5”x10”, acrylic on color print.

David on pink, 28”x22”, mixed media on paper

David on Mirror, 28”x22”, mixed media on paperDavid on Mirror, 28”x22”, mixed media on paper

David on Green, 28”x22”, mixed media on paper

Venus on Magenta, 28”x22”, mixed media on paper

Venus on Blue, 28”x22”, mixed media on paper

Liberty, 28”x38”, mixed media on paper

The Queen, 28”x38”, mixed media on paper

Get The Wisdom, 38”x28”, mixed media on paper

Who  fucked up America??, 28”x38”, mixed media on paper

I am here, 28”x38”, mixed media on paper

We, 40"x38", Mixed media on silver card board

Wall street Bull, 28”x38”, mixed media on paperWall street Bull, 28”x38”, mixed media on paper

Los Angeles 1, 11”x8”, acrylic painting on photograph

Mixed media project: drawings and painted photographs, 1995-2010
Saghatelian’s ghostly phalluses envelop and explode through
different architectural structures, cultural iconic symbols, monuments and figures challenging the notion that the
material and the spiritual can ever be truly separate. In his painted
photographs, the religious, financial and political institutions
are invaded and overwhelmed by
the same human demands for power, sexual exploration, and survival.
BODY: Ghost Phallus

Summary: Primitive human drives manifest themselves as ghostly phalluses, inextricably joined with the structures that represent our most powerful cultural institutions in Sam Saghatelian’s show BODY: Ghost Phallus.
BODY: Ghost Phallus Ubiquitous Primitive Obvious Sublime
The symbol of the phallus has permeated human consciousness since the beginning of culture. It represents male potency, sexual desire, conquest, and survival. Beyond the constraints of masculinity, the phallus becomes a symbol of human power itself, for better and worse. Sam Saghatelian’s collection of paintings and painted photographs explores the nature of that power. Enveloping, surrounding, and exploding through the material world, the ghost phallus becomes the primal and potent secret spirit, the undeniable driving energy inside churches, financial institutions, and even world leaders.