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Aga Khan Museum

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet:

Contemporary Persians

KHOSROW HASSANZADEHTerrorist: Khosrow2004, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 250 x 205 cm.

Copyright the artist. Courtesy Mohammed Afkhami Foundation.

Past Mahmoud Bakhshi’s sinister, swiveling Allah emblems resembling tulips, and Shirin Aliabadi’s blue-eyed peroxide blonde defiantly blowing a pink bubble of gum, Khosrow Hassanzadeh sits aloof, in a screenprint on a massive pink canvas, cross-legged on a gelim —a pileless rug. Awash in acidic hues of pink and blue, he holds a “box of secrets,” a pot of…

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