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10/11/08

Death of a Legend: Ardeshir Mohassess - September 9, 1938 - October 9, 2008

 

Payvand.com - Ardeshir Mohassess, the legendary Iranian cartoonist and illustrator, passed away at his home in New York on the afternoon of October 9, 2008. 

 

Information about the funeral and memorial will be published in the coming days.

 

Ardeshir Mohassess was born in Iran in 1938 and began drawing early in his childhood. In the 1960s, after receiving a degree in political science from Tehran University, he worked as an illustrator for Iranian journals and newspapers. Soon after, his drawings began to appear in major international newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times. In 1976, Mohassess left Iran for what he planned as a temporary stay in the United States. However, with the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979-which brought an end to the reign of the Pahlavi Shahs and instated a theocracy led by Ayatollah Khomeini-Mohassess chose to remain in New York.

 

 

 

Interview with Ardeshir Mohassess, a legendary Iranian illustrator and cartoonist - June 2008

 

Books

Ardeshir Mohassess: Art and Satire in Iran: Art and Satire in Iran
by Shirin Neshat (Author)

  • Hardcover: 120 pages

  • Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club, Ltd., Ltd. (May 25, 2008)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1851495649

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Life in Iran: The Library of Congress Drawings

  • Paperback: 48 pages

  • Publisher: Mage Publishers; 1st ed edition (December 1993)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0934211396

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Closed Circuit History

  • Hardcover: 496 pages

  • Publisher: Mage Publishers; 1st ed edition (June 1989)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN: 0934211183

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The following video (in Persian) provides a brief history of the life of Mohassess and his 2008 exhibition at the Asia Society and Meuseum.

 

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