CULTURE & ARTS
06/25/2010 01:49 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

ART AGAINST THE ODDS: Modern Masterpieces At Tehran Museum Of Contemporary Art

TEHRAN (REUTERS).- Artists like Monet, Picasso and Warhol were considered revolutionary in their day, but their works were not much appreciated by the leaders of Iran's Islamic revolution and many were kept out of view for decades.

Now, one of the greatest collections of contemporary Western art -- put together under a Western-leaning monarchy in pre-revolutionary Iran -- is open to the public, with some works on display for the first time in more than 30 years.

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