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Yaacov Agam

Spinning Polymorph, 1983

Serigraph on acetate, acrylic, enameled aluminum
11 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 4 3/4 in
29.2 × 31.8 × 12.1 cm
Edition 74/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This work is number 74 from the edition of 150.

This work is number 74 from the edition of 150.

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Signed and numbered to underside of upper element 'Agam 74/150'.
Yaacov Agam
Israeli, b. 1928
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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.

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This work is number 74 from the edition of 150.

This work is number 74 from the edition of 150.

Signature
Signed and numbered to underside of upper element 'Agam 74/150'.
Yaacov Agam
Israeli, b. 1928
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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.

Yaacov Agam

Spinning Polymorph, 1983

Serigraph on acetate, acrylic, enameled aluminum
11 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 4 3/4 in
29.2 × 31.8 × 12.1 cm
Edition 74/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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