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Iranian Painters Turn Golden Pages of New Chapter

TEHRAN.- A new chapter has opened for Iranian artists enjoying a boom in sales and interest from major international auction houses such as Christie's despite a global economic malaise and sanctions hitting Iran. Works by Iranian painters have been sel...

Frieze Art Fair 2011: The Emdash Award Winner Announced

LONDON.- Frieze Art Fair announces that the winner of the Emdash Award 2011 is the video and performance artist Anahita Razmi, who is based in Stuttgart. Razmi’s previous works have dealt with issues concerning identity and gender, employing objec...

The Cyrus Cylinder, a 6th Century B.C. Clay Tablet Returns to...

LONDON (AP).- A 2,500-year-old Babylonian artifact sometimes described as the world's first human rights charter was returning to the British Museum Monday after a seven-month loan to Iran. Hundreds of thousands of people viewed the Cyrus Cylinder whil...

Iran Auctions Leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot for $2.5 Million in Charity...

TEHRAN (REUTERS).- A 1977 Peugeot sedan belonging to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sold for $2.5 million on Tuesday in a charity auction, Iranian media reported. Ahmadinejad announced last year he would put up the vehicle for auction and do...

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 33-Year-Old Car Gets $1 Million Bid

TEHRAN (AP).- The Iranian president's 33-year-old car has received a $1 million bid from abroad in a charity auction to raise money for a low-income housing project, reported a local newspaper on Sunday. The 1977 white Peugeot sedan was put on auction ...

Leo Kandl’s Free Portraits and Susi Krautgartner’s Uncanny Valley at Fotohof

SALZBURG.- Leo Kandl has immersed himself in the genre of portrait photography for several decades, whereby he unites the conceptual documentary process with the subjectivity and individuality of the object. In „Free Portraits“ Kandl made con...

Cyrus the Great Artifact to Be Displayed in Iran’s National Museum

TEHRAN (AP).- A Babylonian artifact sometimes described as the world's first human rights charter is to go on display in Iran after the government threatened to cut ties with the British Museum if it did not loan the object. The Cyrus Cylinder is a six...

Cyrus the Great Artifact to Be Displayed in Iran’s National Museum

TEHRAN (AP).- A Babylonian artifact sometimes described as the world's first human rights charter is to go on display in Iran after the government threatened to cut ties with the British Museum if it did not loan the object. The Cyrus Cylinder is a six...

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