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LA Museum to Showcase Ali Akbar Sadeqi Works

Ali Akbar SadeqiAli Akbar Sadeqi

Six decades of the Iranian veteran artist Ali Akbar Sadeqi's artistic career will be honored at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on October 23.

Organized by Shirin Art Gallery, the event is to celebrate one of Iran's most prominent living artists who has produced works in a variety of artistic mediums including painting, graphic design, illustration and animation, Honaronline reported.

A noted painter, book illustrator, animator, and sculptor, Sadeqi has been active for over 60 years. The event will introduce his works to the American audience. It will include film screening and discussion with the artist, followed by a book signing for the recently published book of his works compiled by Ali Bakhtiari.

The book 'Ali Akbar Sadeghi, The Complete Works', which was unveiled in Tehran in March, focus on Sadeghi's several diverse artistic activities, highlighting his expansive practice across many artistic fields. The three-volume book covers the artist’s works from the 1960s to date.

Born in Tehran, Sadeghi, 79, follows the rich traditions of Persian art in his works but adds a surreal edge to them as well, which involves combinations of real and fantastical objects.

His motifs range from historical Persian iconography of swords, horses, gardens and warriors to the compositions of archetypal Iranian miniatures and portraits.

He has also made seven films and won more than 30 awards at local and international festivals.

Sadeghi has been recognized as an outstanding cultural figure and contributor to Iranian art and culture by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.


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