Nicolas Moufarrege


NICOLAS A. MOUFARREGE, who died in 1985 at the age of 36, was a critic, a curator and an artist. During his lifetime, he was best known for the first two roles, by which he became an important catalyst in the early 80's East Village art scene. An Egyptian-born Lebanese raised in Beirut, he stopped off for a while in Paris before landing in New York in the late 1970's. He molded a complex mixture of his ethnic and cultural roots into a distinct sensibility, and his idiosyncratic embroidered paintings confirmed that he deserves to be remembered most of all for his art.

- Roberta Smith, "Nicolas Moufarrge Links Past and Present", New York Times, June 26, 1987.