Painter and sculptor Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010) used to be a popular artist during the reign of the Persian Shahs, the Pahlavi dynasty. After having studied in Italy, Mohassess brought his art back home. His bodies of work included both huge sculptures and large-scale paintings. His work was considered subversive; his bronze figures explicitly showed naked bodies, provocatively revealing genitalia. It is no wonder his work was considered inappropriate by officials and thus was often censored.
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Unedited History, IRAN 1960-2014, will be presented at MAXXI - the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy, from 12 December 2014 to 29 March 2015. |28 July 2014 |
Nov 3, 2013 Seminar at the British Museum to mark the acquisition of an assemblage series, facilitated by curator Vali Mahlouji Events - Seminar - Bahman Mohassess |13 July 2014 |