Farah Diba Pahlavi, the widow of the last Shah of Iran, speaks with DW’s Yalda Zarbakhch about her country and about Tehran's fabled modern art collection that she helped to assemble.
As the empress of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi built up one of the world's most valuable collections of modern art. After a rare show of the works in Berlin was canceled, DW spoke with Pahlavi about art and life in exile.
Farah Diba Pahlavi was the last Empress of Iran. Before the Shah was ousted in 1979, she assembled one of the largest collections of contemporary Western art -- in its own museum. We talked with her in her Paris exile.
The artworks collected by the wife of Iran's late shah were to be shown in Berlin - but the show was canceled when Iran refused to issue a permit. The former empress of Iran talked with DW about her famous collection.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suffered a bitter defeat when Berlin had to cancel a major art show from Iran this week. He may have bitten off more than he could chew, says DW's Gero Schliess.
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