Post War + Contemporary Art /27 April 2010

139

Yaacov Agam b.1928

untitled
serigraph on paper
28 h × 35 w in (71 × 89 cm)

Signed and numbered to lower edge 'Agam 140/150'. This work is number 140 from the edition of 150.

provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

estimate: $1,000–1,500

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Yaacov Agam b. 1928

Born Yaacov Gipstein in 1928 in Rishon LeZion, Palestine (now Israel), Yaacov Agam’s father was a rabbi and spiritual Kabbalist. He recalls being an inquisitive child, his first real experience with the arts was reading Irving Stone’s novel on Van Gogh, Lust for Life at the age of twelve. Agam embarked on his artistic studies in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy. He would later travel to Switzerland to study under the renowned color theorist Johannes Itten at Zürich’s Kunstgewerbe Schule. In 1951, Agam went to Paris and enrolled the Atelier d'art abstrait and at the Académie de la grande chaumière. 

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