Tanavoli, Parviz

Last Poet of Iran, 1962

Image for Last Poet of Iran, 1962

Tanavoli’s interests in Iranian folklore, myths, and Sufi mystical poetry are reflected in a number of his works, which often focus on the figure of the poet, the prophet, or the lover—sometimes in anamorphic forms, as in paintings from his Last Poet of Iran series, seen here and in G1983.32 and G1975.74.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 26 x 32 in.
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Donor Abby Weed Grey Bequest
Object ID G1983.2


Collection Years: 1962