Iranian sculptor, painter, and scholar who created the works The Wall (Oh Persepolis) and Heech, and became the most expensive Iranian artist.
He taught sculpture for three years at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before returning to Iran.
His work has been auctioned around the world leading to sales of over $6.7 million.
His parents raised him in Tehran.
He taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where Nick Schenk studied.