“ARGO –The Rescue of the Canadian Six.”

“ARGO –The Rescue of the Canadian Six.”

CIA’s Intelligence Art Gallery recently acquired its newest item – a painting titled “ARGO – The Rescue of the Canadian Six.”

The painting’s unveiling 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.