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Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi
Shah of Iran 1941-1979

17" x 24", oil on masonite

published Time Magazine, September 12, 1960
location unknown, possibly destroyed

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The cover story was on the Shah's struggle for political stability and the economic growth of Iran.

The Shah sent a personal thank you to Safran after the cover ran. Safran never found out where the original painting went, but he suspected it had been given to the Shah as a gift from TIME.

External links (open in a new window):

   new windowWikipedia entry for Reza Shah

   new windowTime Magazine issue online