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The first international artists commissioned to paint in Iran

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Forty years after the Iranian Revolution, two Australian artists were given a rare opportunity to paint a mural in the country's capital.

They are the first international artists invited and commissioned by the Tehran City Council and the Australian Embassy to paint a mural in the country.

After three weeks of traveling Iran and studying the culture, the artists were inspired to paint two men they met in a bazaar, who were repairing a traditional Persian carpet.

The finished mural is a six-storey high, 40 metre wide painting aptly called "The Carpet Repairmen".

https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/australian-artists-paint-mural-in-iran/10804654

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By Lynn Wood

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