Yaacov Agam, ‘STAR OF PEACE (with original drawings)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Yaacov Agam, ‘STAR OF PEACE (with original drawings)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Yaacov Agam, ‘STAR OF PEACE (with original drawings)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Yaacov Agam, ‘STAR OF PEACE (with original drawings)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery

Original star drawings on signed, titled and numbered silkscreen from the limited edition of 180. STAR OF PEACE This work is undated, but it is presumed to have been created in 1979 -- when Israel and Egypt signed their historic peace treaty. In a ceremony at the White House hosted by US President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the Israel-Egypt Treaty, ending three decades of hostilities between both countries and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties - the first peace treaty ever between Israel and an Arab country. The New York Times wrote, "At the signing ceremony, all three countries offered prayers that the treaty would bring true peace to the Middle East, and end the enmity that has erupted into war four times since Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948." This work is framed in plexiglass. It's really cool as it is signed by Agam on the print...PLUS --Agam also signed, titled and inscribed the work in indelible marker with two Stars of David drawings on the plexiglas frame.
What makes this work unique is the Agam signature and hand drawn Star of Davids directly on top of the plexiglass!!
32 x 24 in. (frame)
27 x 19 in. (sheet)

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Signature: Signed, titled and inscribed with two Star of David drawings on the plexiglas frame.

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