Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Modern Art Collection on Exhibit in Tehran

Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art is now exhibiting one of the finest collections of modern art outside Europe and the US. The collection, a part of the museum’s Pop Art & Op Art exhibition, includes works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollack, Francis Bacon, Edvard Munch, Rene Magritt and Mark Rothko. To read a review by the Guardian, please click here.

Photo Credit: Andy Warhol art at the new Pop Art & Op Art exhibition at Teran's Museum of Contemporary Art. Amos Chapple/the Guardian


Anonymous said...

What you failed to mention is who collected all this fine modern art for Iran amounting to FIVE BILLION DOLLARS if the artwork was sold off today.
FARAH PAHLAVI bought all this at bargain prices in the 1960s and 1970s for Iranian art gallery.
Then during revolution was stored away because they thought it was western decadents.
By the way the storage facilities is state of the art built before the revolution.

Nader Uskowi said...

The information is prominently displayed in the article that we have provided the link to. Farah Pahlavi was indeed the force behind the collection, which shows her good taste and love of arts, for which she should be applauded. Of course the collection was purchased by funds from the Iranian treasury and belongs to the nation.