Iran has one of the most impressive collections of modern art outside Europe and the US. The collection was meant to travel to Germany for an exhibition this week but it has been postponed. Some people in Iran are concerned that the precious works of art could be sold if they leave the country. Journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan explains how the collection was amassed.
(Photo: Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati (R) looks at US artist Jackson Pollock's 'Mural on Indian Red Ground' (1950) during the opening ceremony of an exhibition of modern art at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) in the capital, on November 20, 2015 Credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)