They are part of a collection bought in the 1970s by the wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Farah Diba.
. An Iranian woman looks at an artwork by US artist Mark Rothko at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit showcases a collection of Western artworks by artists such as Warhol, Monet and Lichtenstein.
These western artworks purchased by the wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi have been considered too risque to be publicly shown and have spent over three decades in storage.
. People look at a sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti.
. An Iranian woman poses for a picture next to an artwork by Irish artist Francis Bacon.
42 western works are featured in the museum's three-month exhibition.