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Iranian art

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Commissions

This Victorian house in London hides remarkable Islamic interiors—now it is getting its first contemporary work

Leighton House Museum—which was once the home and studio of artist Lord Leighton—is undergoing restoration and will reopen in 2021

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Exhibitions

5,000 years in 350 objects: Victoria and Albert Museum reveals details about its epic 'immersive' Iran show

With ten sections covering ancient Iranian history to contemporary art, London museum plans to open delayed show in February

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A message from...Shirin Neshat: 'We will get through this'

The US-Iranian artist shares a hopeful image from her garden in Upstate New York

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Exhibitions

Experimental art space in Tehran has been recreated in Pittsburgh

Two artists began a collaborative project after one was denied a visa to enter the US under Donald Trump's travel ban

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Art market

A 'destructive act': scholars criticise sale of pages separated from 15th-century Persian manuscript

Christie's defends decision to sell two illuminations, expected to make up to £1m each, as they were removed from The Paths of Paradise 30 years ago

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Commercial galleries

Western dealers push for trade sanctions against Iran to be repealed

Galleries and artists see improvement after temporary relaxations were implemented to discourage nuclear proliferation

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India

India's Devi Art Foundation debuts show exploring political unrest in Iran

More than 50 artists included are part of Anupam Poddar's collection

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Iran

An interview with Anahita Razmi, winner of the Frieze Art Fair's Emdash Award '11

How a 12-screen video installation on show at Frieze was filmed despite Iran’s strict regime

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Iran

Robert Adanto's documentary "Pearls on the Ocean Floor" throws spotlight on Iran's revolutionary female artists

The women who go against the grain, featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

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Asia Society

New York's Asia Society to unveil first US exhibition of pre-revolutionary modern Iranian art

Although Iranian art heavyweights made their reservations about the show clear, it will go on to tour North America

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Auction houses

Hesitant buyers pull through with satisfactory sales at Sotheby's Arab and Iranian contemporary art auction 2010

But Iran’s Moshiri can’t get into the Middle East top ten

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Iranian art

Frieze week schedule speaks of Iranian art surge in the West

Does a crop of major presentations coinciding with the art fair indicate a proportionate energy in the market?

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Iranian art

Iranian artists triumph at Christie's Dubai as contemporary market hits its stride

Christie's '08 auction report sees the mediocre pushed aside to make way for big names

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Christie's

Christie’s second "International Modern and Contemporary Art" auction in Dubai makes $9.4m

The Arab and Iranian art market seemed to be stabilising, while western counterparts struggle

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Persian art

State Hermitage Museum's show of Iranian jewellery from Patti Birch's collection recalls an age where the export of archaeological finds was legal

The Shah's policy decreed that private individuals could sponsor excavations and keep a portion of the finds