In Iran, the management of the Tehran museum was not immediately available for comment, staff told AFP.The Tehran collection, reputed to be the greatest lineup of modern masterpieces outside of Europe and the United States, also includes major works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon.The wife expects respect and to some extent reciprocity in a more arranged marriage, but not necessarily love.Most love-based marriages break some taboos, marrying outside your class, ethnic group, or religion.The exhibition, originally planned to have opened with some 60 loaned artworks in Berlin in early December, could not be delayed any longer, he said in a statement."However, the SPK remains committed to cultural exchange, including with Iran, and will continue to promote this dialogue with the appropriate measures," he said.
The Iranian federation had named Soraya Aghaei, Sara Delavari, Yasra Beigi, Pegah Kamrani, Safoura Zamanlou, Soroush Eskandari, Farzin Khanjani, Mehran Shahbazi, Masoud Pirouzi and Masoud Jabbari as members of the Iranian delegation to the sports event.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK), which manages Berlin's main museums, said Iran's refusal to issue the necessary paperwork forced it to cancel the exhibition that had been agreed with the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
Foundation president Hermann Parzinger said the decision had been taken "with great regret" because "Iran has still not granted an export license for the artworks".
At the same time, male same-sex, status-defined relationships were tolerated so long as the sexually subordinate partner was lower status and the relationship took place in private spaces (houses, palaces) rather than public ones (parks and gardens).
Elite men routinely kept boy concubines in their residences, for example.