In Pictures: The hot art in the CIA’s cool art collection

The CIA has a collection of paintings that depict historic agency actions

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The CIA Intelligence Art Gallery’s most recent acquisition – entitled "ARGO – The Rescue of the Canadian Six," the painting’s unveiling this month coincided with the 33rd anniversary of the ARGO operation. In this operation, CIA and Canadian officials smuggled six American diplomats out of Iran after the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The painting depicts two CIA officers preparing alias documents used by the Americans, known as the "Canadian Six," in their escape from Iran.

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