My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages, with the understanding that it is a partial revelation and not the perpetuation of the existing. My aim is to show what can be seen within the limits of possibility which exists in the midst of coming into being.

Yaacov Agam

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.

Upcoming Lots Yaacov Agam

YAACOV AGAM, Mezuzah | wright20.com

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Yaacov Agam

Mezuzah

estimate: $400–600

Auction Results Yaacov Agam

YAACOV AGAM, Continuity (Transformable painting, circular) | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Continuity (Transformable painting, circular)

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $50,000
YAACOV AGAM, Strocture a Double Metamorphose | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Strocture a Double Metamorphose

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,750
YAACOV AGAM, Vibralite | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Vibralite

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $18,750
YAACOV AGAM, Black Hole | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Black Hole

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $17,500
YAACOV AGAM, Transformable Painting in Movement | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Transformable Painting in Movement

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $14,400
YAACOV AGAM, Black Hole | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Black Hole

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,875
YAACOV AGAM, carpet | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

carpet

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $10,000
YAACOV AGAM, Mazor | wright20.com

Yaacov Agam

Mazor

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $10,000