Modern Art Iraq Archive
March 2, 2011 11:45 AM   Subscribe

The Modern Art Iraq Archive (MAIA) is a resource to trace, share, and enable community enrichment of the modern art heritage of Iraq. Explore the works by artist, browse through related textual materials, or add your own images or stories to the archive.
posted by sciurus (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you! There is so much great modern art in Iraq.

I have a piece by a prominent Kurdish artist (name's written, um, somewhere). This was shrewdly purchased by opening my wallet and saying "I love this, how much do you want in dollars?" Strategy on how to get a 7' board onto a Blackhawk to Baghdad (and then home) did not occur until later, but it all worked out. Pic here and here. (Note scandalous display of elbow.)
posted by cyndigo at 1:45 PM on March 2, 2011

Good stuff and a nicely put together site, thanks.
posted by tomcooke at 3:21 PM on March 2, 2011

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