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ARDESHIR

MOHASSES

Ardeshir Mohassess, an Iranian artist long resident in America who pushed the art of the cartoon to almost Surrealist satire of his native land in work both popular and profound — pulsating with slain and mutilated shahs, mullahs and ordinary citizens; sardonic captions; and stylistic references to ancient art forms — died on Oct. 9 in Manhattan. He was 70.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2008-“Ardeshir Mohassess: Art and Satire in Iran,” Asia  Society Museum, New York, US.

2008-Homa Gallery, Tehran, IR.

2007-Homa Gallery, Tehran, IR.

2006-Homa Gallery, Tehran, IR.

1993-“Open Secret,” Westbeth Gallery, New York, US.

1986-Persian Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, US.

1986-International Biennial of Illustrations, Tokyo, JP.

1983-Studio 369, Boston, US.

1978-Zand Gallery, Tehran, IR.

1976-Darisi Gallery, Shiraz, IR.

1976-Zand Gallery, Tehran, IR.

1975-Litho Gallery, Tehran, IR.

1975-Graham Gallery, New York, US.
1974-Columbia University, New York, US.

1972-Iran-America Society Cultural Center, Tehran, IR.

1971-Sayhoun Gallery, Tehran, IR.

1971-Municipal Club, Tehran, IR.

1969-Sayhoun Gallery, Tehran, IR.

1967-Qandriz Gallery, Tehran, IR. Selected

 

Group Exhibitions:

1980-“Politics and Arts: Ten Years of Graphic Commentary,

1970–1980-” The American Institute of  Graphic Arts, New York, US.

1977-Hayden Zand Gallery, Washington D.C., US.

1976-The International Arts Fair, Basel, SZ.

1976-“Modern Iranian Arts,” Iran-America Society, Tehran, IR. 1974 “Drawings from The New York Times,” Louvre- Museum, Paris, FR.

1973-“Drawings from The New York Times,” Musée des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, FR.

1971-Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, FR.

1964-Fourth Biennial Art Exhibit, Tehran, IR. 1962 Third Biennial Art Exhibit, Tehran, IR.

1960-Second Biennial Art Exhibit, Tehran, IR. 1958 First Biennial Art Exhibit, Tehran, IR.

 

Published Collection:

Ardeshir Mohassess: Art and Satire in Iran, ed. Shirin Neshat and Nicky Nodjoumi, New York, NY: Asia Society, 2008.

Life in Iran: The Library of Congress Drawings. Washington D.C.: Mage, 1994. Closed Circuit History, foreword by Ramsey Clark, introduction by Ali Banuazizi, Washington D.C.: Mage, 1989.

Puppets: 101 Drawings and Collages, introduction by Wendy Coyle, San Francisco: C. Bean Associates Pub., 1977.

Tabrikāt (Congratulations), Tehran, 1976. Kāfar-nāma (Hedonist’s notebook), Tehran, 1975.

Ardešir o havā-ye ṭufāni (Ardeshir and stormy winds), introduction by ʿAli-Aṣḡar Ḥāj Sayyed-Javādi, Tehran, 1973.

Tašrifāt (Ceremonies), introd. Āydin Āḡdāšlu, Tehran, 1973.

Šenās-nāma (Identity card), Tehran, 1973.

Vaqāyeʿ-ye ettefāqiya (Current events), introduction by Aḥmad Sāmlu, Tehran, 1973.

Instances, ed. Kambiz Farrokhi, Haarlem, Netherlands, 1972.

Bā Ardešir o ʿarusakhāyaš (With Ardeshir and his puppets), introduction by ʿAli-Aṣḡar Ḥāj Sayyed-Javādi, Tehran, 1971.

Cāctus (a special issue of Daftarhā-ye zamāna on Areshir Mohassess), ed. Cyrus Ṭāhbāz, introduction by Karim Emāmi, Tehran, 1971.

 

Selected bibliography:

Shaul Bakhash, Kayhan International, 16 September 1975, p. 6.