Saturday June 4 : High Museum Art Partners and Young Professionals Tour in Besharat Galllery


“Art Partners” and “Young Professionals” of High Museum Of Atlanta joined Besharat Gallery Tour on art loaded Saturday, June 4

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Join the City of Atlanta and Empower54 at Besharat Gallery on April 30th, 2016 to raise funds through auction of stunning Contemporary African Art for survivors of terrorist attacks. The prominent art works, personally selected by Princess Modupe Ozolua, representing the reach traditions and history of the legendary Benim Kingdom (Edo State, Nigeria) 

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November 27 2015: Opening Reception for France Atlanta in Besharat Gallery


For the second time, Besharat Gallery was honored to be a venue for France Atlanta Opening Party. The Opening Ceremony was held in the presence of French Ambassador Gerard Araud, Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, Consul General in Atlanta Denis Barbet and President of Georgia Tech Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson


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October 8 2015: ACVB Castleberry Neighborhood Crawl at Besharat Gallery


Thanks to all our colleagues at ACVB for this awesome networking event!

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Brave New Voices


July 17 of 2015 Besharat Gallery opened its doors for the final slam battles of the young poets contest “Brave New Voice”.

Steve McCurry

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France-Atlanta: Fifteen French Artists in Atlanta


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October 16th 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Gérard Alary
Nebjsa Bezanic
Maur Corda
Anne-Marie Debelfort
Drago Dedic
Jean Duranel
Abraham Hadad
Jean-Françis Larrieu
François Legrand
Michèle Lellouche
Christian Mourey
Moreno Pincas
Anne Pourny
Jacques Rohaut
Robert Verluca

in association with La Fondation Taylor & Consul General of France
On view: Monday-Saturday, 9-5PM by appointment.

Exhibition extended through January 2015

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Besharat Gallery at Callanwolde


BG at Callanwolde

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November Art Stroll in Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 1st, 2013


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American Artists are Back in PARIS


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Press Release


Besharat Gallery


Paintings & Photography at Barbizon

17th May- 30th June 2013

In 2012 the Besharat Gallery, based in Atlanta, opened a new space in Barbizon. Here Massoud Behsarat, a passionate patron of the arts regularly presents the works of those artists whose work he loves and wishes to share with a larger public. Amongst these is Antoni Taulé, a globally renowned artist who has enjoyed enormous success amongst collectors and connoisseurs enraptured by the veritable poetry and mystery of his paintings.

Having already exhibited in Atlanta a group of works from the series ‘Identity/Alterity’, Taulé now presents in Barbizon an exhibition uniting twenty-three paintings and photographs created between Paris and Formentera from the 1970s until today.

An architect by training, a photographer and painter, Taulé stages light in a perpetual game of mirrors and perspective, to quote “ the keystone , the light as drawing, as experience and subject of the oeuvre” ( Roberto Bonnacorsi, Villa Tamaris) through which he formulates this simple question: where are we ?

TheLetter, 1975, oil on canvas (detail), 97 x 130 cm,

Upon these canvases of vast dimensions minimalist spaces predominate, with reality fast fading. Empty rooms, obscure corners, deep perspectives, glow across the evanescence of those vacillating sources of light: everything conspires to install a sense of doubt, encouraging introspection.

Sometimes, when the presence of the human figure appears, it does so in an unexpected manner, its apparition rich in mystery, traversing the solitary silhouettes, silent and mute witnesses of the permanent conflict between shadow and light. Dream and the reality become indistinguishable. Here the theatrical dimension is clearly affirmed; each of these paintings suggests the décor of some new enigma.

Could it be possible that Taulé utilizes architectural form as a metaphor of those mental space in which are played out all our doubts, our anxieties, our choices and metaphysical demands?

Marie Claire Uberquoi, curator of his major exhibition at the Fondation Vila Casas notes that “with Taulé the treatment of the image reveals an ambiguity wherein operates a fusion between the pictorial, the painterly, and the photographic. This is one of the most characteristic traits within his work. The photographs are not used as a preparatory stage for the paintings; they are their own creations in themselves, in which the composition and the effects of the reverse-angle light create the very same bewitchment as the paintings.”

This same month of May 2013 the photographs of Taulé are simultaneously on display on the first floor of l’Alcazar in the 6th arrondissement. In addition l’Instituto Cervantes has selected two of his paintings for an exhibition in homage to the novel Marelle by Julio Cortázar, the celebrated Argentine writer. Cortázar, who was fascinated by the paintings of Taulé, wrote of them: “in total they naturally breed an atmosphere both fantastical and profoundly real. This lures you to imagine that each of his paintings is an instant of something which has not existed or which could come into existence at any moment.”



Txeca, 1978, 60 x90 cm, photograph, inv.1464


The work of Antoni Taulé has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, in 2010 at the Fondation Vila Casas (Barcelona) and in 2006 at Villa Tamaris (La Seyne-sur-mer). His works are represented in major private collections and important international public institutions in America, Japan, China and, of course, Spain.

Taulé was born in Barcelona in 1945. He studied architecture, graduated with his diploma in architecture, and worked briefly in the Paris office of Le Corbusier. His first solo exhibition took place in 1966 and in 1972 he completed his training in London at the Royal Academy of Art and the Chelsea College of Art & Design.

In the 1960s Taulé created performances and street paintings. Since 1970 he has painted imaginary architectures, “rooms, tables and chairs”, his paintings have the appearance of reality, a certain autobiographical character but are inspired by dreams which give space to the creation of photographs and paintings.( Series« Space Outside Time », 1974 ; « Blind Velázquez », 1975 ; « Contre- jour », 1976 ; « Laboratory of Awaiting », 1977).

Beginning in the 1980s he created set-designs for the theatre (The Three Sisters of Tchékhov directed by Ariel Garcia Valdès, 1982; Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute directed by Simone Benmussa, 1984), and for the opera (Washington Square by Noureev for the Palais Garnier in Paris and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1985).

Throughout the 1980s and 90s, grottoes and prehistory, (series « Threshold of the Cavern », « Cromocosmos »), ruins and deserts but also scientific research have been at the heart of his oeuvre. Toward the end of the 1990s his paintings evoked geometric environments, almost always uninhabited and recalling his travels. (Function F, 2003; Destruction of Symbols, 2006; Tian Men, 2006). Since 2007, he has paid homage to literature (La Mer mêlée au soleil, 2009), to photography (Brûlé de soleil, 2008), old master painting (LeCarlin, 2011) as well as contemporary (Portrait de Isabel Rawsthorne, 2010; The Vertical Enigma, 2011 ; La Cour carrée, 2011). In 2010 the Fondation Vila Casas granted him a retrospective (« The Magic of Silence »). In 2011 began the series « Identité Altérité » and « Taulé and his Circles ». In 2012, Antoni Taulé exhibited in Atlanta USA at Besharat Gallery. In 2013 he exhibited his paintings at the Forêt Verte gallery as well as at l’Institut Cervantès, whilst simultaneously showing his photography at l’Alcazar, at the Galerie Artrial in Perpignan and in Barbizon.

Besharat Gallery

40, Grande rue

77630 Barbizon


Tél : 01 64 09 54 05


24, rue Mazarine 75006 – Paris

Tél : 01 53 10 23 21



Sylvia Beder

Tél. 01 42 18 09 42


www .sylviabeder.com


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Iranian New Year and Gigino Falconi’s Birthday


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Atlanta Chamber Players



Paula Peace, piano • Helen Hwaya Kim, violin • Catherine Lynn, viola

Brad Ritchie, cello • Douglas Sommer, bass

and introducing Alex Wasserman, guest piano

Works by Schubert, Dvorak and Rossini…

Hosted by Massoud Besharat with Caroline & Phil Moise,

Nancy Koutnik & Michael Trost, Ray & John Uttenhove

at the Loft Home of Massoud Besharat at the

Besharat Gallery

165 Mangum Street SW, Atlanta 30313

404 524 4781


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Concert begins at 7:45 pm

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Besharat Gallery to loan McCurry exhibition to Scad


The Atlantan- September 2012

Fall under the spell of the Afghan Girl’s gaze, and behold an evocative range of portraits from around the globe at famed photojournalist Steve McCurry’s The Unguarded Moment-on loan from Besharat Gallery and on display through September 28th at SCAD Atlanta. “Seeing so many disparate cultures firsthand has given me a real perspective on the world,” says McCurry. “I find that human nature is somewhat universal; wherever you’re from, there are certain fundamental similarities we have. You scratch the surface of religion or customs, and people are basically the same at the core.”

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Galerie Besharat Opens in Barbizon, France


Massoud Besharat expands the presence of Besharat Gallery from Castleberry Hill to Europe, with the opening of Galerie Besharat in Barbizon, France.  Located just 35 miles outside of Paris, Barbizon is best known for the Barbizon School of Painters which include artists such as Millet, Rousseau, Corot and Daubigny.  Galerie Besharat opened this past Saturday, and featured Maestro Gigino Falconi in its inaugural exhibition.  This same exhibition will travel to Atlanta in March of 2013 in conjunction with the artist’s 80th birthday.  Galerie Besharat is located at 40 Grande Rue in Barbizon.

View the Inside Art interview with Gigino Falconi at the opening of Galerie Besharat: Gigino Falconi a Barbizon

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Dinamica Espacial I

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution



Granite quarry his ‘bread and butter,’ but passion for art shines in Castleberry Hill.
By Chris Reinolds

Massoud Besharat didn’t plan to live in a loft in Castleberry Hill. Heck, he didn’t plan to live and own a granite quarry in Elberton either. But here he is —- in both places.

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ARTNET Magazine



by Adrian Dannatt

You meet the Spanish artist Alexandro Santana and you think, cripes, can he be for real? So handsome, so flamboyant, so seductive, so amusing — you’re not sure whether it’s intentional or inadvertent. And then you discover he is the son of a notorious Dominican admiral, that the tyrannical dictator Trujillo was best man at his parents’ wedding, that his mother was a fabled high-society beauty, that he grew up on battleships and estancias before going, inevitably, to Brown.

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The Fame Monster

by Cielo Lutino on March 10, 2011

“El Triunfo De La Muerte” (courtesy Besharat Gallery)

In the early days of my nerdom, I used to stay up late before the book fairs my elementary school held, marking and then erasing, and then marking again which books I wanted to buy when the fair opened. Our teachers provided us beforehand with a catalogue of the books that would be at the fair, but my mother capped how much I could spend. It meant budgeting. I hated not being able to buy whatever I wanted, but the limitations made me appreciate all the more what my restricted dollars bought and what they could not. I would wander the stacks of books, learning titles I hadn’t known existed, and I would be grateful for my exposure to them; later I would look in the library for those I hadn’t been able to buy. Read more…

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“Maison Massoud”


The Atlantan Magazine – March/April 2010

Maison Massoud

A peek into the loft/gallery of Castleberry’s new art czar reveals an aesthetic informed by exotic
globetrotting, classic good taste, and a pinch of provocation | By Nancy Staab | Photography by Sarah Dorio | Read more…

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European Salon at Besharat Gallery


September 20, 2009, 6 p.m.
Besharat Gallery (Castleberry Hill) (Directions upon Reservation)
$15 members, $25 non members

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Step into a 1925 building with the art and flair of a European Salon. This evening in the Castleberry Hill Gallery where owner Massoud Besharat mixes business with pleasure, you will meet a collector whose calling card reads ‘Saint and Poet’. Read more…

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