Contemporary Iranian Art Takes Off In L.A.

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Courtesy Shervin Shahbazi
"McDonalds" by SOT
Courtesy Shervin Shahbazi

Shervin Shabazi is an L.A.-based art curator who has two exhibits featuring contemporary Iranian artists. "From the Streets of Iran" showcases the work of graffiti artists in Tehran, and "Traces of Being" features the work of Iranian artists living in the U.S. The art in both exhibits responds to the current political climate in the country.

See a gallery of Shahbazi's work on NPR's The Picture Show blog.

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