Bahman Mohassas who was a gay and neo-oriented artist

Bahman Mohassess (March 1931 – 28 July 2010) was a painter, sculptor, translator, and theatre director. His oeuvre comprises paintings, sculptures and collages. Known as “the irreverent” artist, Mohasses is said to have destroyed many of his own works, and those that become available at auction are now highly sought after. Mohassess is the most prominent artist who was openly gay in Homeland, which is still stigmatized. He was the subject of the Mitra Farahani film documentary, Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013).