Iranian surrealist painter Iran Darrudi, who lives in Paris, recently transferred all her works to Iran to establish a museum in her homeland. She also plans to set up a foundation to pursue her works in Iran, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Sunday.
Untitled by Iran Darrudi
She is currently selecting members of a board of directors to oversee the
"I will pursue my goals together with the members of the board as long as I am alive," said Darrudi, who will celebrate her 74th birthday on Thursday.
"Persepolis" is one of Darrudi's special works painted on a door that once decorated the entrance to the bedroom of her Paris home.
Depicting a rain of flowers on a part of Persepolis, the work will be showcased at a gallery in Tehran. It is to be auctioned to raise funds for establishing her museum and foundation.
She had trouble transporting "Persepolis" to Iran due to its large size and had
to ship it by truck.
"It is not appropriate for this tableau to be in a private home, so I insisted that it should be unveiled in Iran. I hope a cultural organization will purchase the work to keep it in Iran, because the tableau belongs in this country," she said.
She said that if the tableau doesn't sell in Iran, it will go under the hammer in a foreign auction.
A number of Darrudi's works were put on display in an exhibition at the Shirin
Gallery in Tehran in May 2009.
"The Story of Mankind and Its Perseverance", a book written by Mehdi Mozaffari Savoji about the artist was introduced at the exhibition entitled "Ethereal Moments".
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art had previously held a Darrudi retrospective in May 2008.
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