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Original Serigraphs from the Haggadah, Yaacov Agam, Paris 1985

הגדה של פסח - Haggadah - Illustrated

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  • Lot Number 52862
  • Title (English) Original Serigraphs from the Haggadah
  • Title (Hebrew) הגדה של פסח
  • Author Yaacov Agam
  • City Paris
  • Publisher Atelier Areav
  • Publication Date 1985
  • Estimated Price - Low 1,000
  • Estimated Price - High 2,000

  • Item # 2259215
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Physical Description

12 prints, 346:345 mm., limited edition (XCV/XCIX), initialed and numbered in pencil by Agam.


Detail Description

Limited Edition of fine Original serigraphs, the product of Agam's unique achievement. It is a fresh, modern and visual interpretation of the traditional tale of Pesach Passover, the popular story of "When I came forth out of Egypt." Agam depicts in line and vivid colors a message of universal appeal, in a way that has never been done before. This Limited Edition consists of 99 original prints and it was produced at the "Atelier Areav" in Paris, under the artist's direct supervision.
Yaacov Agam (Gipstein), Israel painter, one of the pioneers of optic and contemporary kinetic art. Agam, the son of a rabbi, was born in Rishon le-Zion. He studied painting at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem and at the Academy of Abstract Art in Paris. In 1952 he began pictorial researches into third dimension and movement in painting, which earned him first international prize for artistic research at the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1963. His first one-man show was held in Paris in 1953. The point of departure of Agam's work can be found in the idea of escaping from the arrested nature of a work of art in space and introducing the time dimension. He achieves this by creating relief pictures, whose moveable constituent parts can be changed either by moving the picture or by the movement of the spectator. Agam later extended this theme into other fields. In 1958, he developed a process of writing in which words are superimposed on one another, enabling the reader to grasp several ideas at the same time. He produced films (1956–57) dealing with his work and the effect of movement in painting. Agam founded an experimental theater (1959–62) in which four scenes were acted simultaneously on four stages surrounding the audience. He created objects which established a relationship between sound and light (1962–67) and sculpture (1966–67). He also designed a large work, "Jacob's Ladder," for the Binyanei ha-Ummah building in Jerusalem.