TEHRAN – The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) has denied the rediscovery of 10 more Picasso artworks among its collection.
In a story published on August 3, the Art Newspaper, a journal of record for the visual arts world based in London and New York, quoting Mattijs Visser, the Dutch architect and curator at the TMCA, claimed that ten Picasso arts have been rediscovered at the museum during its renovation process.
However, the museum strongly denies the report and asked Visser for corrections to the story.
A restoration project has commenced in the museum to return the museum to its former glory since May 2018, and its Western works alongside local art will go on show in an exhibition curated by Visser.
The exhibition named “Portrait, Still-Life, Landscape” will open at the museum on February 21, 2019 and will be running until April 20.
The exhibit will display a selection of over 400 works from the strong collection, which includes modern European and American paintings, drawings and sculptures, by artists such as Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Marcel Duchamp.
Photo: A view of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art