A Transformable Painting

The present lot documented in the Agam monograph by Frank Popper, illustrating how the painting can be turned and the elements modified.

Views from the interior of Lillian Florsheim's home

Yaacov Agam b. 1928

Born Yaacov Gipstein in 1928 in Rishon L'Zion, 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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