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Iran takes back purchased artworks from US after nearly 40 years

Ten of the 14 pieces were drawn by late Michael Graves and the remaining four by Robert A. M. Stern, both highly acclaimed American architects.

Street theater festival, painting expo for the disabled (PHOTOS)

During the three-day festival 15 troupes made up of actors with disabilities performed in different locations across the capital and an expo of paintings was held.
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Presence of Iranian artists in Biennale in Venice (PHOTOS)

Iranian artists took part in the event for a seventh time.

All that unfolded on Ashura on one canvas (PHOTOS)

My goal was to make those who set their eyes on this painting ponder, says the painter.

JCPOA sets the stage for Iran’s interaction with the rest of the world

The culture minister has said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action can prepare the ground for Iran to have interactions with the rest of the world in different areas such as culture and art.

An Afghan janitor-turned-sculptor

Alikhan is a janitor in the capital and has been making sculptures for more than a decade.

A woman shines in a male-dominated job

When my works are sent to experts for evaluation, they find it difficult to believe that such works have been created by a woman, she says.
Muddy artist

Muddy artist points up water crisis in Iran

A man in mud, Masoud Nikdel, brings his routine activities to a standstill to artistically say that water crisis is a serious problem in Iran.

Paintings by Adolf Hitler on display in Tehran

The two watercolor paintings are estimated to be created in the first decade of the 20th century when Adolf Hitler was in Vienna.
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A $700,000 dining table on display at Milad Tower

An Iranian artist has put on show a dining table at Tehran’s Milad Tower which is priced at $700,000. The table has paintings which feature different periods of Iran’s history.

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