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Tehran: It Is Yours Take It - Calling All Artists

it_is_yours_take_it_tehran_iran_iTehran: Sunday Oct 3rd , and Monday Oct. 4th 2010

What we need :  We need art works on cardboard, carton, canvas or any light material. Maximum Size : 50×50cms

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Despite Tightening Up Of Society, Iranian Art Sees A Boom

Nikoo-Tarkhani-not-woman-iBy Kristin Deasy, Hannah Kaviani -  rferl.org

The Persian word for “love” is spelled out in Swarovski crystals and glitter, with a small footnote from the artist: “A picture is worth a thousand words and a word a thousand pictures.” The estimate wasn’t high enough.

When the acrylic painting on canvas sold at Bonhams in Dubai two years ago for a historic $1,048,000, the Iranian creator Farhad Moshiri became the first artist from the region to break the $1 million price barrier at auction.

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San Francisco - Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor to Screen

Bad-Girls-Bahar-Sabzevari-iSunday June 13   2pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Exploring issues of identity, gender and social restrictions, Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor features interviews with some of the most important Iranian female artists living in and outside the Islamic Republic, including Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Malekeh Nayiny, and San Francisco- based artist Taravat Talepasand, who will be speaking about her artwork following the screening.

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Farzad Kohan's Lost Paintings series

Oregon-may17-iThe Lost Paintings expands the role of the viewer by allowing the public to decide how and where the art is displayed.

The reason behind doing a series like this is nothing more than making original art and having the art being collected by people passing by the art. Each piece that is “Lost” is a hand painted, original acrylic on paper that is signed by the artist .

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Iranian-Americans of Silicon Valley Open Studios

Nilou-Farzaneh-Woman-with-Oranges-iMay 1-16 (depending on studio)

“Hundreds of artists, thousands of stories, unlimited imagination…..”

Silicon Valley Open Studios is a chance  for general public, art enthusiasts, art collectors and investors, educators, and art students  to to visit artists in their studios. Here you’ll discover the tremendous diversity and wealth of artistic talent in this creative valley.

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