This painting along with others in the collection was purchased in the 1970s during the oil boom. Because of the subsequent Cultural Revolution that took place in Iran in 1979, Mural on Indian Red Ground was stored in the basement and was not put on display for 30 years.

It was, however, very carefully preserved, and looked after.

Possibly Pollock's greatest work was at last put out for public viewing in 2005. In 2016 it is rightly considered to be the Museum of Art's most treasured piece.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackson Pollock, the painting was loaned to Japan in 2012. It was put on display in the modern art museum in Tokyo.

When it came back, it was confiscated by Iran's customs service. This was said to have been done because of money owed by the country's Ministry of Culture, which owned the museum. The painting was finally given back after two weeks and put back on display.

The unique style of Jackson Pollock was an inspiration to a new generation of expressionist painters and art lovers. His style of drip painting earned him the nickname of Jack the Dripper.

Though not initially received with enthusiasm, over the years the style has been acknowledged, and Mural on Indian Red Ground is not only one of his best-known works but typifies what the painter was trying to express.