Mullah maximization

It turned out the Shah's curators knew what they were doing.  They had bought some outstanding contemporary paintings — including Warhol's Suicide (Purple Jumping Man) and the stellar Woman III — to fill the museum that was never built.  Say what you want about the Ayatollah, but despite his public rhetoric about the decadence of the West, his regime knew valuable assets when it saw them.  The regime hung onto the paintings, rather than burn them along with the American flag.

That is from Richard Polsky's new and fun i sold Andy Warhol (too soon).  The book is a sequel of sorts to Polsky's earlier I Bought Andy Warhol.  I am also a fan of Polsky's earlier Art Market Guides.


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