Iran's iconic anti-US murals make way for a new generation of artwork

Iran's iconic anti-US murals make way for a new generation of artworkFamous murals celebrating Iran’s Islamic revolution daubed on walls of the former US embassy in Tehran have been erased to make way for new paintings to be unveiled on the fortieth anniversary of the hostage crisis. Three workers were on Sunday afternoon seen removing the original artwork with a sandblaster against the wall of Taleqani avenue, bordering the south side of what was once dubbed a US “spy nest” in central Tehran. On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after Iran’s last shah was toppled, pro-revolution students took Americans hostage at the embassy to protest the ex-shah’s admission to hospital in the US.



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