Iran Preparing Massive Exhibition of Unseen Art Collection

November 13th, 2015

Andy Warhol, Suicide, via Vanity FairThe Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is preparing a massive exhibition of Western works from the past century, showing off a collection valued at $3 billion that has remained largely unseen in country since the 1979 revolution.  “There’s been kind of a myth about this collection,” says Germano Celant who organized the show with Iranian curator, architect, and filmmaker Faryar Javaherian. “Everybody was talking, and it disappeared after 1978 or 1979. There was a lot of work that I had only seen in pictures. It was this kind of secret, underground situation, where the work is so precious but has been in storage for so long.”

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