"In Iran, I was painting the life of an artist who lives in Paris and misses home," Paris-based Iranian painter tells VOA Persian TV's Behnam Nateghi. "That was an exercise for what I am doing now," Hajizadeh adds. Forty years ago, in Iran, Hajizadeh pioneered an Iranian form of pop art, rich with iconography, history and folklore. He has been living in Paris for nearly 30 years now. In an interview with VOA Persian TV's Behnam Nateghi, he says he still feels the blow of the revolution, exile and whatever followed, "as if it was yesterday." In this documentary, shot in Paris at Hajizadeh's home and studios, he shows some of his latest paintings, including a series of Iranian drag queens he began making five years ago, based on half-a-century old photos he collected while living in Iran.