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September 2014
MOP 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
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In September 2014 Magic of Persia (MOP) celebrated a landmark 10th Anniversary Celebration with the presentation of a first-ever exhibition in Los Angeles, and an auction in New York, of artwork donated by prominent Iranian and international artists supporting MOP.


In 2014, MOP approached artists from around the globe to support its cause for a brighter tomorrow in which Iranian creativity is permitted to flourish alongside other nations. A non- political, non-religious UK registered charity, MOP seeks to serve as an important portal through which Iranian artists can continue to achieve both their artistic potential and professional aspirations, hence the event’s tagline: Inspiration/Insistence, Aspiration/Persistence.


With the support of some of the most globally recognised names in contemporary art, MOP hosted a series of dynamic events across Los Angeles and New York City. The donated artworks were on display at the Sotheby’s Los Angeles exhibition space, and open to the public from 16-18 September 2014. 


Contributing artists included: Pooya Aryanpour, Alireza Astaneh, Mohammad Bahabadi, Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar, Mohammad Bozorgi, Walid El Masri, Mehran Elminia, Nafiseh Emran, Lalla Essaydi, Habib Farajabadi, Hassan Hajjaj, Sheree Hovsepian, Rashid Johnson, Dzamil Kamangar, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Carter Mull, Steven Naifeh, Shirin Neshat, Taher Pourheidari and Adriana Varejao.


To view the catalogue click here.


To view images from the event click here

Past Events
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November 2017
Farideh Lashai: On Violence and Beauty | British Museum

July 2017
Magic in Monaco | Fundraising Exhibition & Auction

December 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | Publication Launch | Delfina Foundation

November 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | A project by Nader Koochaki | Winner of MOP CAP 2015

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition Opening | LA

September 2016
Fereydoun Ave|Panel Discussion & Film Premiere | LA

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art | VIP Dinner & Auction

July 2016
European Women in Persian Houses | British Museum

April 2016
Talking Asphalt | MOPCAP 2015 in Tehran

March 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Dubai | Private Dinner & Auction

February 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Tehran | Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception.

October 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist VIP Auction Dinner | London

September 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist Exhibition Opening | London

August 2015
MOP/Parasol Unit Research Resident 2015 Talk

May 2015
A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis

May 2015
Nicky Nodjoumi: From Tehran to New York

March 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Shortlist Exhibition | Dubai

March 2015
Nowrouz Auction Gala Benefit 2015 | Dubai

November 2014
MOP Foundation Fundraising Exhibition

November 2014
Sotheby's New York Contemporary Day Sale

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