From the archives

From the archives. “Tehran Jaway” 100 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas. Shown in the Us on the US exhibition at the ABC Treehouse Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2006.

Political art isn’t my bailiwick, but it was sort of the nature of the show and “purpose-built” for the occasion.

Tehran Jaway original painting by Perry V Wade.

It was inspired by Norman Rockwell’s The Runaway. My version is a commentary on the status quo in the Middle East. And yes, I understand that Iranians are Persians and not Arabs, but coming up with titles is something I usually struggle with, and the quasi-anagram, “Tehran Jaway”, worked for me despite its misplaced allusion.

1958 The Runaway by Norman Rockwell.

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