Esmail Tavakoli

Goat, 1973

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Tavakoli—who is better known as Masht Esmail—was an untutored janitor in the sculpture workshop of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. Allowed to use the workshop during closing hours, he created a number of works—including this one—that translate domestic animals into abstracted forms.

Medium Welded iron
Dimensions 9 1/2 x 17 x 12 in.
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Object ID G1984.2

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Collection Years: 1973