Iran’s hidden art treasures

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Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

“It’s one of the finest collections of modern art anywhere in the world, but you won’t find it in New York or Paris. Dozens of works by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock — together valued at roughly $3 billion — are locked in a basement in Tehran.”

Inside Iran’s Billion-Dollar Art Basement Lara Setrakian ABCNews 3/1/08

View much of the collection here via the official page of Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art and read about it on wikipedia.

Also, check out Yale University Library’s Near East Collection as well as this article about increasing the visibility of the Art Gallery’s collection.

Plus, The World’s 50 Best Works of Art (and how to see them).

Posted by Chris

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