Ardeshir Mohasses (Iran, 1938-2008) Arms Dealer

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Lot 91*
Ardeshir Mohasses
(Iran, 1938-2008)
Arms Dealer

Sold for £ 5,100 (US$ 6,979) inc. premium
Ardeshir Mohasses (Iran, 1938-2008)
Arms Dealer
mixed media and collage on paper
signed "Ardeshir 87" lower left, executed in 1987
43 x 36cm (16 15/16 x 14 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from the estate of a distinguished Iranian academic, California

    Published:
    Ardeshir Mohassess, Closed Circuit History, Ramsey Clark, Mage Publishers, New York, 1989, illustrated

    "Woven into his art are Cyrus, Persepolis, Alexander, dynasties of despotism, Hafez, Khayyam, Tamerlane, early colonialism, oil, the Shah, Savak, the CIA, impoverishment, rampant materialism among the elite, chaos, Khomeini, the war with Iraq – he is a moralist, but passionately disciplined to see his world as it is, without illusions and without despair"
    - Ali Banuazzizi
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