Sooner or later, we’re all going to get a chance to see some of the Shah’s art collection as it tours the world starting in Berlin this December, according to The Art Newspaper:
Berlin will be the first foreign city to host the collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in an exhibition that will feature both international and Iranian artists. It is scheduled to run from December to February 2017.
But CNBC’s Michele Caruso Cabrera was able to get a look at the works of art in storage during a recent reporting trip to Tehran. The television network also had some footage shot in 2008 of the storage facility in the Tehran Museum that houses the works. In the picture, above, you can see Picasso’s The Painter and His Model from 1927 on its sliding storage rack. The collection includes two major Mark Rothko canvases, Jackson Pollock’s Indian Mural on Red Ground, Francis Bacon’s Two Figures Lying on a Bed with Attendants (1968), Paul Gauguin’s Still Life with Japanese Woodcut (1889) and one of the six Giacometti Homme Qui Marche casts and dozens of other major works along with hundreds more.
Deal sealed to exhibit Tehran art collection in Berlin (The Art Newspaper)