By Mary Houlihan
The new exhibit “Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish and Indian Highlights from
NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection” is a survey of art from three nations where
vibrant forms of modernism were created in the 1960s and 1970s. The 114 colorful and
intriguing works range from Iranian and Turkish artists who explore calligraphy and
ornamentation through avant-garde abstraction to Indian painters whose expressive
canvases draw upon Hindu iconography.