Banisadr grew up in Iran, but fled to the United States with his family to escape the Iran-Iraq war. He currently lives and works in New York, where he also went to art school. His work is exhibited and purchased by museums such as the MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the British Museum in London.
Banisadr is also a big fan of Jheronimus Bosch and, in 2016, moved heaven and earth to get his hands on a last-minute ticket for the exhibition Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of a genius. So awed was he by the works that he spent a whole day at the museum, studying them. This contact led to a solo exhibition in 2019 and, now, to this purchase. Great story, isn't it?
WITH THANKS TO
Het Noordbrabants Museum is extremely proud to have been able, in the current climate, to boost its collection with this powerful and important painting, thanks in part to support from the Renschdael Groep.