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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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"If you happened to be in Tehran between 1977 and 1979, you might have seen the incredible collection of 19th- and 20th-century Western masterpieces on display at the Iranian capital’s newly inaugurated Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Only a handful of Westerners have seen it since, making a trip to the museum’s basement one of the art world’s most prized — and fraught — pilgrimages."[1]

Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art is one of Iran's finest museums, located in Tehran. The collection was a project by Farah Pahlavi, most of the artworks were furnished by Tony Shafrazi, an Iranian-born New York gallery owner, who acquired them from the likes of Leo Castelli, Ileana Sonnabend, Paula Cooper, John Weber and Irving Blum.

Inaugurated in 1977, and built adjacent to Tehran's Laleh Park, the museum was designed by Iranian architect Kamran Diba, who employed elements from traditional Persian architecture. It is considered to have the largest collection of valuable Western modern art outside Europe and the U.S.A.

The Museum holds an impressive variety of works notably by:

Claude Monet

Camille Pissarro

Van Gogh

James Ensor

Edouard Vuillard

André Dunoyer de Segonzac

Jules Pascin

André Derain

Louis Valtat

Georges Rouault

Fernand Léger

Pablo Picasso

Alberto Giacometti

Francis Bacon

Max Ernst

René Magritte

George Grosz

Diego Rivera

Jasper Johns

Andy Warhol

Roy Lichtenstein

Jim Dine

Peter Phillips

James Rosenquist

Fritz Winter

Joan Miró

William Turnbull

Victor Vasarely

Adolph Gottlieb

Richard Hamilton

Georges Braque

Jean Paul Riopelle

Edvard Munch

Pierre Soulages

Edgar Degas

Mary Cassatt

Maurice Prendergast

František Kupka

Max Beckmann

James Whistler

Edward Hopper

Giorgio Morandi

Giacomo Balla

Marcel Duchamp

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