Troutbeck is pleased to present its first exhibition of artist Reza Shafahi, curated by and in collaboration with James Barron Art of South Kent, CT.
Join us for the show's opening on Friday, July 21st from 6 - 8pm.
Shafahi is a self-taught Iranian artist who began painting in 2012 at the age of 72. From a wealthy Iranian family, Shafahi became a professional wrestler, but was forced to stop wrestling during the Iranian revolution and took to gambling.
"I discovered playing cards, [that] slowly took over my life," he explained in a recent interview by Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York Magazine.
For more information on the show and Shafahi, please visit the DESIRE art show page here.
acrylic on paper
19 1/2h x 27 1/2w in