Works by Iranian modernists on display at NYUAD Art Gallery
Tehran Times, December 12, 2021

Entitled “Modernisms”, the exhibit is organized with Iranian as well as Turkish and Indian highlights from New York University’s Abby Weed Grey Collection, the organizers have announced.

One of the Iranian artworks is a bronze sculpture from Parviz Tanavoli’s Heech series.

“Mosques of Isfahan”, an ink, watercolor, and gold and silver paint on paper by Faramarz Pilaram, is another Iranian artwork selected for the exhibition, which will be running until February 5, 2022.

Another Iranian highlight is “Flowers”, an oil painting on canvas by Monir Farmanfarmaian.

Abby Weed Grey, a North American collector, made multiple trips abroad in the 1960s and early 1970s, to explore and collect modern art from across Asia.

She made eight trips to Iran, and four trips each to India and Turkey, where she bought the prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures that set up the nucleus of her collection of modern Asian art, housed at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery.

The exhibition also showcases the collector’s personal letters, journals, invoices, catalogs, invitations and photographs from the Abby Weed Grey Papers in the NYU Archives.

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