Manou 8 September, 2015 by Mette Von Schack Pop goes Stockholm: The Return – by Manou Hotel Diplomat is proud to present the Iranian artist Manou. Manou Marzban grew during the 70s up in the building that nowadays houses the Hotel Diplomat; He is the son of the Iranian ambassador whose residence was located here. Now Manou returns as a full-fledged and internationally acclaimed artist with a wide range of influences. He gets his inspiration from politics, history, film, music, cartoons… He has been called “the Persian Banksy”. His thoughtful and imaginative art provides energy and awakens curiosity.