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An artist, collector, scholar, and teacher, Parviz Tanavoli is among the foremost contemporary Iranian artists and a pioneer of modern sculpture. His work—which also includes painting, drawing, weavings, and prints—is infused with his deep knowledge of Iran’s rich visual, craft, religious, and literary heritage. As a founding member of the Saqqakhaneh artistic movement (begun in the 1960s), he merges current secular references with Shi’a religious iconography in his compositions. Among his motifs is “Heech,” a word meaning “nothing.” Of this word and its resonances, Tanavoli has said: “I found there is so much in the Heech, that Heech is not nothing, Heech is something. Then later . . . I realized that there is so much meaning behind it and so many poets . . . have paid attention to this word and have used it and that is how it began.”

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions
2018
SaqqakhanehMeem Gallery
2015
Parviz TanavoliDavis Museum
2013
Parviz Tanavoli: RugsMeem Gallery
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Heech, 2007

Bronze
78 7/10 × 36 1/5 × 37 2/5 in
200 × 92 × 95 cm
Edition of 3/6
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€420,000
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Medium
Condition
Perfect condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

An artist, collector, scholar, and teacher, Parviz Tanavoli is among the foremost contemporary Iranian artists and a pioneer of modern sculpture. His work—which also includes painting, drawing, weavings, and prints—is infused with his deep knowledge of Iran’s rich visual, craft, religious, and literary heritage. As a founding member of the Saqqakhaneh artistic movement (begun in the 1960s), he merges current secular references with Shi’a religious iconography in his compositions. Among his motifs is “Heech,” a word meaning “nothing.” Of this word and its resonances, Tanavoli has said: “I found there is so much in the Heech, that Heech is not nothing, Heech is something. Then later . . . I realized that there is so much meaning behind it and so many poets . . . have paid attention to this word and have used it and that is how it began.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions (3)
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