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.
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To view images from the event click here