Parviz Tanavoli

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1937 and immigrating to Vancouver in 1989, Parviz Tanavoli is the pioneer of modern sculpture in Iran. His art career began in the early 1950's and spans to the present.

Crucial to understanding Tanavoli's achievements is the realization that he has explored, analyzed and absorbed the rich visual, literary and craftsmanly traditions of Iran. It is virtually impossible to separate his work as an artist from his passionate engagement as a researcher, teacher, collector and author. These complex relationships are perhaps most richly and most succinctly represented by the artist's life-long preoccupation with the lock. Dismantling and repairing locks was a favourite pastime from early childhood, and that has no doubt offered important "sculptural" lessons about formal interrelationships, including those of positve and negative space.

To view the Artist Dossier on Parviz Tanavoli which is featured in the 2013 July/August issue of ART + AUCTION Magazine, Click Here.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Artist Work
Lion and Sun
100 cm x 70 cm
screen print

edition of 80

Artist Work
Farhad Squeezing Lemon
70 cm x 49 cm
screen print

edition of 34

Artist Work
Poet and Nightingales
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

edition of 50

Artist Work
Farhad and I
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

edition of 38

Artist Work
Poet and Nightingale
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

edition of 80

Artist Work
Purple Lion
70 cm x 100 cm
screen print

edition of 80

Artist Work
Lion and Sword
70 cm x 100 cm
screen print

edition of 80

Artist Work
Lovers
70 cm x 50 cm
screen print

edition of 24

Artist Work
Bird and Hand
89 cm x 76 cm
digital print

edition of 80

Artist Work
Heech and Chair VII (ed. of 10)
10.5 in x 6.5 in x 4.25 in
bronze

26.5 x 17 x 11 cm

Artist Work
Heech and Chair VIII
14.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 4 cm
bronze

Edition of 5

Artist Work
Twisted Heech
31 cm x 16 cm x 20 cm
bronze

edition of 10

Artist Work
Heech and Frame
12 cm x 12.5 cm x 14 cm
bronze

edition of 6

Artist Work
Heech Lovers
27.5 cm x 16 cm x 10 cm
bronze

edition of 5

Artist Work
Heech and Chair
195 cm x 75 cm x 50 cm
fiberglass

edition of 20
one Yellow color available

Artist Work
Head of the Poet
17 cm x 8.5 cm x 14 cm
bronze

edition of 5

Artist Work
Hand on Hand
25 cm x 25 cm x 16 cm
bronze

edition of 12

Artist Work
Two Hands
22 cm x 34 cm x 18 cm
ceramic

unique piece

Artist Work
Hand on Hand II (ed. of 12)
14 cm x 11 cm x 11 cm
bronze

The edition of 12 is sold out
This is the A/P edition

Artist Work
Wall and Cypress Trees
39 cm x 37.5 cm x 4 cm
bronze

Artist Work
Small Heech
12 cm x 6.5 cm x 4 cm
bronze

edition of 50

Artist Work
Red Lion
20 cm x 37 cm x 14 cm
glazed earthenware

Unique piece

Artist Work
Lion
25 cm x 43 cm x 19 cm
raku

unique piece

Artist Work
Green Lion
61 cm x 134 cm x 44.5 cm
ceramic and steel

unique piece

Artist Work
Lion
27 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm
glazed earthenware

unique piece

Artist Work
Blue Lion
44.5 cm x 71 cm x 25 cm
glazed earthenware

unique piece

Artist Work
Heech Lovers (Cuff-links)
pure silver (99%)

24 x 29 x 25 mm
edition of 6
signed (initialed) by the artist
comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

Artist Work
Heech and Square (Pendant)
pure silver (99%)

38 x 24 x 16 mm
edition of 10
signed (initialed) by the artist
comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

Artist Work
Heech Lovers (Pendant)
bronze

52 x 35 x 22 mm
edition of 10
signed (initialed) by the artist
comes with a Certificate of Authenticity