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German/French TV Station ARTE is showing a portrait of the Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess on September 7th 2015.     | 01.09.2015 |

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.