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Iran to hold exhibition on works of renowned British sculptors

Iran is considering to hold a two-month exhibition of works of renowned British sculptors in Tehran`s Museum of Contemporary Arts starting on February 26, IRNA reported reported on Thursday quoting the local press.

The Persian-language newspaper `Iran` quoted Ali-Reza Sami-Azar, the director of Department for Visual Arts at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, as saying that the exhibition would showcase some 50 works of British modern and contemporary artists. This, Sami-Azar stressed, would be one of Britain`s most splendid art projects in the Middle East.

He added that the exhibition would be the most important exhibition of artistic works ever held in Iran considering the significance of the works and international credit of the artists.

Sami-Azar further said the works of such international celebrities as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, Bill Woodrow, Damien Hirst, Mona Hatoum and Shirazeh Houshiary will be displayed in the exhibition.

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