Sohrab Sepehri

Canyon, 1963

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Sepehri’s admiration for nature is evident in abstract landscapes such as Canyon, whose sandy tones and deep ochers were inspired by the natural colors of the desert beyond Kashan. In 1970 Sepehri spent almost a year in New York, but he ultimately returned to Iran, feeling alienated among the bustling metropolitan streets.

Medium Watercolor on paper
Dimensions 30 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Object ID G1975.116

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Collection Years: 1963