Bahman Mohasses

Bahman Mohasses

Bahman Mohasses was born in 1931, Rasht. The family of Mohasses consisted of about 15 households who were owners of Lahijan, in the trade of tea and silk, and settled in the Pardsar District of this city. According to Hussein Mahjoubi, "All of the Mohasseses had a strange character, but Bahman was the most complex and specific." Ardeshir Mohasses, his cousin, also has a lofty position in the modern Iranian era.

In the documentary of " Fifi Howls from Happiness" about his life, says that his father's background goes to the Mongols and his mother came from to Qajar family. At the age of 14, at the Mohammad Habib Mohammadi workshop and exhibition, Gilani painter, who trained art at the Moscow Academy of Arts, began working. His father was a telegraph office and telephone officer and was transferred to Tehran. According to Mahjoubi, "I do not drink much with anyone, and I think Bahman Khan inherited this bad habit from him."

At the time that his family residing in Tehran, Mohassess spent several months at the Tehran Art University. It was at that time that he joined the Khoros Jangi Society established by Jalil Ziapor, and for some time was editor of the literary weekly "Panjeh Khoros". Through this forum he entered the modern Iranian movement, whose members were Nima Yushij, the father of the new Persian poetry, Sohrab Sepehri, Hooshang Irani and Gholam Hossein Gharib. He was associated with the great elders such as Nima Yushij, Forugh Farrokhzad and Jalal Al Ahmad.

Bahman Mohassess traveled to Europe in 1954 and settled in Italy and at the Academy of the Arts in Rome, he worked with Ferruccio Ferratzi sometime to study the arts. The result of this period was Mohasses, several group and individual exhibitions both inside and outside Italy, and at exhibitions such as the Biennale of Venice, Sao Paulo and Paris.

Bahman Mohassess married his father's cousin's daughter Nizhatolmolok, who was in Bandar Anzali manager and later in Tehran, the head of the girls' high school. It was supposed to be married to them much earlier, but it was postponed due to the departure of Mohasses to Italy. Their connection was mostly telephonic because Mohassess lived in Italy and his wife in Tehran. Nizhatolmolok, who lived independently, died about 1996 or 1997 due to brain tumors.

The magazine Out, released in the field of lifestyle and gay entertainment, quotes from cheering in a review of Fifi's movie. Mitra Farahani has named Bahman Mohassess as one of the Iranian gay activists.

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Bahman Mohasses (b. 1931) Untitled

Giants Signed, 1966 Mixed media on cardboard

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January

Young Iranian artists are offering glimpses into the country's history with dark but striking works

Young Iranian artists are offering glimpses into the country's history with dark but striking works

The value of Iranian artworks has grown as they gain more exposure and fetch high prices in auctions

30 June, 2018


Mohammad Hossein Mozaffari My works became similar to Bahman Mohasses artworks without knowing

Mohammad Hossein Mozaffari My works became similar to Bahman Mohasses artworks without knowing

Mohammad Hossein Mozaffari said: “Always in working with metal, the texture is important for me.”

05 May, 2018


gleaming of Iranian artists like stars in the sky of London

gleaming of Iranian artists like stars in the sky of London

The London Sotheby’s auction was dedicated to contemporary Middle Eastern art on October 23rd.

23 November, 2017


Sepehri artwork breaks record at Tehran Auction

Sepehri artwork breaks record at Tehran Auction

An untitled work from Sohrab Sepehri’s Tree Trunk series sold for 31 billion rials (over $800,000) at the Tehran Auction Friday evening, breaking a record at the annual sale of national contemporary art.

08 July, 2017