Tanavoli, Parviz

Poet in Love with Bird, 1961

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Cast in bronze, a poet atop a wooden pedestal holds up a perching bird with raised tail feathers. In Iran, poetry has long been the most revered form of cultural expression. Tanavoli’s works reveal his abiding interest in Persian heritage, even as he recasts storied figures in simplified modernist forms.

Medium Bronze on wood base
Dimensions 15 x 5 3/4 x 3 in.
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Object ID G1975.42


Collection Years: 1961