Yaacov Agam, ‘"Life", Limited Edition signed First Day Cover’, 1980, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Yaacov Agam, ‘"Life", Limited Edition signed First Day Cover’, 1980, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Yaacov Agam, ‘"Life", Limited Edition signed First Day Cover’, 1980, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

This very special vintage limited edition work features the “Agam” design by Yaacov Agam, a pioneer of Op Art. It is the first artist facsimile signature that France permitted to appear within an official cancel and was issued by France in 1980. Agam used his well-known multi-color triple signature for this piece. Agam, then, exceptionally, signed it by hand twice. The original French postage stamp can be seen as well. It is in in good condition. A rare and desirable piece of European vintage ephemera - highly collectible for Agam lovers. Framed and ready to hang. --Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Triple signature "Agam" and number 46/59 on recto.

Publisher: Gallery Art Center, Paris, France

About Yaacov Agam

Op art pioneer Yaacov Agam’s abstract artworks—which range from painting, sculpture, drawing, and ceramics, to stained glass and etching—typically incorporate light, sound, or viewer participation. The son of an orthodox rabbi, Agam first trained as an artist in Jerusalem, going on to combine formalist art with kabbalistic mysticism, and he is credited with introducing geometric abstraction to Israeli art. Agam’s best known series of works, comprised of painted strips that appear to shift and oscillate as viewers alter their points of view, would become known as “Agamographs”. He has also produced public commissions, including the world’s largest menorah, installed in New York City, and Star of Peace for Ben-Gurion university that fused the five-pointed star of Islam with the six-pointed Star of David. Agam met and was influenced by the Bauhaus artist and teacher Johannes Itten in Zurich, and also cites Wassily Kandinsky’s abstraction as an influence on his practice.

Israeli, b. 1928, Rishon LeZion, Israel, based in Paris, France