Yaacov Agam, ‘Untitled 8 from +-x9 Portfolio’, 1980, RoGallery
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Yaacov Agam

Untitled 8 from +-x9 Portfolio, 1980

Silkscreen
27 1/4 × 7 1/4 in
69.2 × 18.4 cm
Edition HC18
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Long Island City
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"A pioneer in kinetic art, Yaacov Agam is the inventor of the agamograph, a brightly colored …

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Long Island City

Agam is one of the pioneer creators of the kinetic movement in art as well as its most outstanding …

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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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"A pioneer in kinetic art, Yaacov Agam is the inventor of the agamograph, a brightly colored type of print that appears to shapeshift before a viewer’s eyes. Agam creates these mystic, layered works using a technique called lenticular printing, where several images are combined on one surface to create illusions …

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Agam is one of the pioneer creators of the kinetic movement in art as well as its most outstanding contemporary representative. Agam was born in 1928 a son of a Rabbi of Rishon LeZion (Israel), who devoted his life to the study of Jewish religious matters and wrote books. Agam considers himself somehow as a visual …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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

Untitled 8 from +-x9 Portfolio, 1980

Silkscreen
27 1/4 × 7 1/4 in
69.2 × 18.4 cm
Edition HC18
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Long Island City
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Series by this artist
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