Iran’s Hidden Art Collection

The inauguration of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) in 1977 would soon prove to be an untimely event. Less than a year later, the Iranian Revolution erupted on 7 January 1978, resulting the following spring in the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of the present Islamic Republic. The plan to found a modern art museum in the Iranian capital was the … Continue reading Iran’s Hidden Art Collection

The Baghdad Group for Modern Art

On 5 January 1957 the ‘Eisenhower Doctrine’ was established in a speech delivered by the American President. In response to the Suez Crisis in Egypt the previous year, the United States codified its commitment to providing financial and military aid to countries in the Middle East, to support their fight against the spread of Soviet communism. And where politics went, art followed. Yet while modern … Continue reading The Baghdad Group for Modern Art