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Aydin Aghdashloo born October 30, 1940 is an Iranian painter, author, art critic, art historian and graphic designer. He currently lives in Tehran and lectures in different Iranian Universities besides his professional work.

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  • Thank you Carina and Johndemi. So full of sense the paintings of these series where Aghdashloo depicts destruction of identity....
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  • Nice art ,I'm not sure I agree to have some faces covered......thank you.
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  • Vielen Dank Michaela für die sehr interessante Präsentation
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  • Latest Auctions Results 31 October 2007 Christie’s international modern and contemporary art Sale, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Memories of Destruction: The Years of Fire and Snow signed and dated in Farsi (lower left) gouache on board 31½ x 23½in. (80 x 60cm.) Painted in 1978 Price Realized :$145,000
  • Latest Auctions Results 29 April 2009 international modern and contemporary art Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Lot Description Aydeen Aghdashloo (Iranian, b. 1940) Enigma III signed and dated ‘aydin 08′ and in Farsi, with artist stamp (lower left) gouache and metallic paint on card 30 x 22¾in. (76 x 58in.) Painted in 2008 Price Realized :$43,750
  • Latest Auctions Results 30 April 2008 Christies international modern and contemporary art Sale, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Falling Angels/ANNO 1373 each panel signed and dated in Farsi (lower right) gouache on card, diptych each 39 3/8 x 27½in. (100 x 70cm.); overall 39 3/8 x 55 in. (100 x 140cm.) Painted in 1993 (2) Price Realized :$145,000
  • Latest Auctions Results 24 Nov 2008 Bonham’s Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian, Indian & Pakistani Art Sale Royal Mirage Dubai Lot No: 47 Enigma/Anno 6 gouache on cardboard, signed ‘aydin’ and dated 2006 in English, lower left 77 x 58 cm. Sold for $132,000
  • Latest Auctions Results 1 June 2011 Bonhams Sale 18843 – Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art & South Asian Art, 1 Jun 2011 New Bond Street Aydin Aghdashloo (Iran, born 1940) Untitled, gouache on card, signed and dated 2010 bottom left, framed, 70 x 50cm (27 9/16 x 19 11/16in). Sold for £18,000 inclusive of Buyer’s Premium
  • Latest Auctions Results 27 April 2010 Christie’s Sale 7893 international modern and contemporary art Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Aydeen Aghdashloo (Iranian, b. 1940) Enigma X signed and dated ‘Aydin 2009′ (lower left) gouache on paper 22½ x 22½in. (57 x 75cm.) Painted in 2009 Price Realize: $56,250
  • Latest Auctions Results 27 October 2009 Christie’s Sale 7804 international modern and contemporary art Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Aydeen Aghdashloo (Iranian, b. 1940) Mors – Vita (from the Memories of Destruction series) signed and dated twice ‘Aydeen 2009′ (lower left of the right and the left panels) gouache on card, diptych each 30¼ x 23¼in. (77 x 59cm.); overall: 30¼ x 46½in. (77 x 118cm.) Painted in 2009 (2) Price Realized :$86,500
  • Aydin Aghdashloo, Iranian artist1

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1433810-aydin-aghdashloo1/
    2. 2. Aydin Aghdashloo, born 1940, is an Iranian painter, author, art critic,art historian and graphic designer. He currently lives in Tehran andlectures in different Iranian Universities besides his professional work.His father was an engineer and the Interior Minister in AzerbaijanDemocratic Republic between 1919 and 1920. After the invasion ofAzerbaijan by the Soviet Red Army in 1920, he had to flee Baku,Azerbaijan and take refuge in Tabriz, Iran. To avoid identification bythe Soviet spies in Iran, he changed his last name from Hajiev toAghdashloo and moved to Tehran when Aghdashloo was 5 years old.Aydin Aghdashloo started selling his paintings from the age of 14, twoyears after his fathers death as a result of kidney complications.Aghdashloo was appointed by the Shahbanu (Empress) of Iran, FarahPahlavi, as the "Head of Artistic Affairs of Shahbanus Special Bureau".His responsibilities included purchase of artworks from contemporaryartists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet for theTehran Museum of Contemporary Art. He also helped establish the RezaAbbasi Museum in Tehran in 1977 and was the head of the museumuntil 1979.After the Iranian revolution of 1979, Aghdashloo lost both his official jobs and wasunder threat by Khomeinis regime and was barred from leaving Iran for over 10years, until 1989. He had to adjust himself to the new strict rules imposed by thegovernment to control and Islamicize arts and culture. Before being allowed to teachin Iranian universities in 1981, he started his private art classes which he stillcontinues to teach, besides lecturing in a number of universities in Iran.
    3. 3. Memories of Destruction, Anno Apocalypse o9,2008
    4. 4. Memories of Destruction, Lady in Red, 1977
    5. 5. The Triumph of Death , 1980
    6. 6. 1984/1384, 2005Memories of Destruction, Anno 05
    7. 7. Survivors, In praise of Sandro Botticelli, 1975Identity, In praise of Sandro Botticelli, 1975
    8. 8. Years of Fire and Snow, 1978
    9. 9. Memories of Destruction, Anno 08
    10. 10. Years of Fire and Snow, 1980Years of Fire and Snow, 1980
    11. 11. Portrait of Agha Jalal, 1960Portrait of Shamim Bahar, 1965
    12. 12. Seated man, 1960
    13. 13. Self Portrait of Artist 1960
    14. 14. Portrait of the artist at forty-eight, 1988
    15. 15. Situation Zero, 1972
    16. 16. Situation Zero, 1972
    17. 17. My Mothers Room, 1980Memories of Destruction, Portrait of My Mother, 1981
    18. 18. Portrait, 1962Portrait, 1961
    19. 19. Portrait of Firoozeh , 1987
    20. 20. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to Aydin Aghdashloo Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov - Fragment from Scheherazade

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