Yaacov Agam Abstract Lithograph of Linear Composition
Yaacov Agam (Israeli, born 1928)
Untitled, late 20th century
Color lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
Numbered 16/27 from an épreuve d’artiste (artist proof) edition
From the Lines and Forms suite
A major figure in modern art, Agam is often referred to as the “father of kinetic art.” He was born in Rishon le Zion (then-Palestine, now-Israel) on May 11, 1928. Agam’s upbringing with a rabbinical father influences his works. His religion manifests in his subject matter and use of abstract, non-figural forms. As a teenager, he continued to pursue art, studying at the New Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. Agam is perhaps best known for creating the “agamograph”, where multiple images are represented on raised surfaces, creating an optical illusion. In recent years, Agam has focused on large-scale works such as the Hanukkah Menorah in New York City, Homage a Mondrian in the Le Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, and a memorial for victims of the Holocaust at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. His works can be found in a variety of prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in Missouri, and numerous private collections.
- wear to edges of frame; toning to paper; dust and accretions present to matting, glass, and frame; minor scratches and scuffs throughout acrylic glazing; examined outside fo frame.
- measures frame; image measures 13" W x 10" H.