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Ali Banisadr Ali Banisadr's first major monograph

May 1, 2021

Contribution by Negar Azimi and Robert Hobbs and Joe Lin-Hill and John Yau

Ali Banisadr's first major monograph delves into the Iranian painter's influences and practice.

Preeminent Iranian-American artist Ali Banisadr's canvases depict a complex swirl of action and abstracted figuration across a stagelike picture plane. Varied histories inform these paintings, ranging from the artist's synesthesia, to Persian miniatures, to the multi-figure works of Brueghel and Bosch, and the gestural imaginations of Willem de Kooning and Max Ernst.

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