ASSOULINE IRAN MODERN
During her reign as the first queen in Iranian history, Empress Farah Pahlavi dedicated her life to serving the Iranian people, creating and curating museums and festivals across the country. With a keen eye, and working with Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and the Met, the empress was able to amass one of the world’s greatest collections of modern art for her country, including works by van Gogh, Picasso, Bacon and de Kooning. She empowered a generation of young Iranian artists, visited the studios of artists like Henry Moore and Chagall and commissioned works directly from a young Andy Warhol. Iran Modern: The Empress of Art uncovers the lost story of Farah Pahlavi’s amazing journey from Empress to exile and illuminates the near-forgotten collection of contemporary art she left behind.
Dimensions: W 40 cm, H 48 cm, D 8 cm. 200 pages. Over 100 illustrations. Materials: Handcrafted in a luxury cloth clamshell case.