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News number: 8804070520

12:12 | 2009-06-28

Art

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Tehran Exhibits Rare Int'l Artworks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran hosts the second part of the 'Manifestations of the World's Contemporary Arts' exhibition, showcasing a collection of rare international artworks.



The event displays impressionist, cubist, abstract, minimalist and conceptual artworks by modern and 19th-century artists from around the globe.

Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Kamil Jacob Pissarro, Fernand Léger, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Vasily Kandinsky, Pierre Soulages, Francis Bacon, Juan Miro and Roy Lichtenstein are among the artists whose works will be displayed during the event.

Some 60 percent of the artworks have been replaced by new ones and some of them, including Warhol's Suicide, will be displayed for the first time, press tv reported.

Considered to be among the most exquisite art collections in the Middle East, the works cover the period from the 1880s, the impressionist era, until 1977 when the digital and conceptual arts era began.

Manifestations of the World's Contemporary Arts, which will be held until June 20, 2009 at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Arts, also displays artworks by contemporary Iranian artists such as Kamal-ol-Molk, Parviz Tanavoli, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi and Yaghoub Emdadian.

The first part of the event was held from May 10 to June 20, 2009.