Touch Art Gallery is pleased to present “Dream of Shahrzad”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Nasser Ovissi a legendry artist. Please join us on Saturday May 18th for the exhibition and to meet the artist. In the exhibition Ovissi presents a series of oil paintings that explore of love.
Ovissi is born in 1934, one of the living legends of Contemporary Iranian art, initiating the modern art movement in the 1960s in Iran and has continued to be an inspiration in the field. With exhibitions spanning across the globe from Brazil to Japan, Europe and the United States, Ovissi has firmly established himself as a brilliant and versatile international artist whose passionate work presents a unique blend of European, Persian and contemporary art. A painter, sculptor, engraver, designer and goldsmith, he has published over seventeen books in Italian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Persian and English, and is the recipient of numerous international awards and prizes. Starting in 2007, Ovissi’s works have been selling at record prices in international art auctions. His works continue to pull in record prices and demand for his work has been rising in the last five years. His work is part of major museum collections such as the National Gallery of Athens, the New York University Art Museum, the Fine Art Museum of North Carolina, the Contemporary Art Museum of Madrid, and the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome, and is included in over 300 private collections worldwide. Nasser Ovissi has over a dozen books published and is also featured in E. Benezit’s “Dictionaire des Peintures, Sculpteurs, Dessinatrurs et Graveurs” Vol. 9, Librurie Grand, Paris. Ovissi has been painting and exhibiting successfully since the 1970s. Starting in 2001, Ovissi’s works have been selling at record prices in international art auctions. His work has been considered as one of the best investment tool among art lovers and investors. Ovissi’s works have been sold in different international art auctions (see below for listing). Each year, there are more demands for his original works and every piece has been sold with higher price tag from previous years.