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Ali Banisadr (born Tehran, Iran, 1976)
Object Name:
Made in USA, New York
Oil on linen
H. 48 1/8 in. (122.2 cm) W. 60 in. (152.4 cm) D. 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 2011 NoRuz at The Met Benefit, 2012
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© Ali Banisadr
Not on view
As a child, Ali Banisadr (b. 1976) lived through the Iran-Iraq War. He paints the sounds and sights of war. The visual and narrative content of his works is shaped by his exposure to war, pop culture, cinema, graphic novels, and European painting. Interrogation is one of his apocalyptic paintings, in which meticulously rendered figures and monumental expanses reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch are combined with abstract brushwork and gestural compositions.
Collection of the artist, New York (2010–12; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Iranian Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection," March 6, 2012–September 3, 2012, no catalogue.

Daftari, Fereshteh. "Exhibition held at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, February 13 to March 13, 2010." In Ali Banisadr. Paris/Salzburg, 2010.

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