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Western art pieces hidden for decades unveiled in Tehran museum Updated: 2022-08-12 09:08:15 KST

The Iranian capital of Tehran is revealing some of the world's most valuable works of Western art.
This marks the first time the pieces have been seen in decades at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
Back in 1979, Shi'ite officials from Iran's hardline government removed the art from a private western-backed Iranian collector, citing the country's strict Islamic values, before hiding them in the museum's vault.
Since then cultural restrictions in the country have eased allowing the works to be put back on display.
The pieces include cubist, surrealist, impressionist, even pop art pieces from artists such as Donald Judd, and Andy Warhol.
So far 17-thousand visitors have travelled to view the exhibit.
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