The New York Times has published a list of must-see exhibitions in July in New York City that includes Behjat Sadr’s exhibition at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art. The exhibition includes Sadr’s extensive repertoire of paintings, installations, and haunting collages, which are often charged with subversive politics, reflecting her experiences during Iran's 1979 revolution. In a section of the NYT article, Martha Schwendener reports on the artistic legacy of Behjat Sadr, a prominent Iranian modernist painter. The article notes that “Sadr's art absorbs a diverse array of influences, ranging from European Informel painters like Alberto Burri and Jean Dubuffet to the geometric patterns of Islamic architecture and even the Pop brushstrokes of Roy Lichtenstein.”
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