Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar has been a key figure in supporting the Iranian contemporary art scene for decades and has been collecting works by Iranian artists such as Sohrab Sepehri, Parviz Tanavoli, Shirin Neshat, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, Nicky Nodjoumi and Ardeshir Mohassess to name a few, beginning as early as his twenties. Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar has also been sponsoring numerous art and cultural initiatives such as the Magic of Persia since 2007.


"We create real opportunities for established and emerging Iranian artists, as well as newcomers to the market, to reflect on their work and message, offer guidance and financial help, position their practice within the right channels, create career defining campaigns and decisions, all while forging international relations and partnerships with leaders of the art industry." Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar, February, 2016

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