Explore provocative artist Bahman Mohassess (1931–2010), the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess was revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later on by an oppressive regime.
Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Rome, where the filmmakers enticed him to reflect upon his life.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
$10 general admission; $8 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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