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Tehran’s Seyhoun Gallery Golden Jubilee in February

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The two branches of Seyhoun Art Gallery in Tehran will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their founding from February 3 to 15.

Seyhoun Art Gallery was founded in 1966 by Iranian painter Massoumeh Seyhoun (1934-2010). 

Seyhoun Gallery, with its branch one, located at No. 11, 4th Street, Vozara Avenue, is now the oldest art gallery in Iran. Its other branch is located at No.24, Sinaee Alley, Keyhan Street, Moqadas Ardebili Avenue.

To mark the occasion, the galleries will show paintings and sculptures by artists whose works have been introduced or featured at the two art venues in the past half century, Tandis magazine of visual arts ( reported.

The golden jubilee celebrations on all days, except Mondays, will be from 11 am-7 pm, and on Fridays from 4-8 pm.

The featured works by 55 renowned artists include painter, graphic designer, author and film critic Aydin Aghdashloo, 76; painter, sculptor, art collector and curator Fereydoun Ave, 71; sculptor, painter and author Hannibal Alkhas (1930-2010); modern sculptor Jazeh Tabatabai (1930-2007); sculptor, painter, scholar and art collector Parviz Tanavoli, 79; sculptor Esmail Tavakoli (1923-1994); caricaturist Kambiz Derambakhsh, 75; and painter, architect and photographer Garnik Der Hagopian.

Some of the paintings by founder Massoumeh Seyhoun will also be displayed. Renowned poet and painter Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980) is another late celebrity whose work will be featured at the event.

In addition to the two galleries in Tehran, Seyhoun’s daughter, Maryam, has opened the Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, an outpost of the Tehran gallery.

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