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Yaacov Agam
“Three Movements" Limited Edition Hand-Signed Serigraph by Yaacov Agam, Framed

1971

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"Three Movements," an original silkscreen by Yaacov Agam, is a piece for the true collector. Agam is considered the father of Kinetic art. His iconic style is recognizable across the globe and has been widely collected for seven decades. His paintings, sculptures, and limited edition works can be found in major museums and private collections. This masterful work is perfect for those who have an affinity for Agam's works, Kinetic Art, Op Art, or abstract works. This serigraph has been conservation framed and is ready to hang. This work is a sought after Artist's Proof (one of only 18) and a Denise René edition. Denise René was a famous French art gallery owner who popularized kinetic art and is known for exhibiting the works of Yaacov Agam, Victor Vasarely, Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Jesús Rafael Soto, Le Corbusier, Piet Mondrian, and Sonia Delaunay. This work comes with great provenance, with its sale by I. Irving Feldman Galleries (Southfield, MI) in 1977. This serigraph should also not confused with the unsigned copies for sale online that were created by a different publisher and printer and included in a publication similar to a promotion. Artist: YAACOV AGAM (1928-) Title: THREE MOVEMENTS Medium & Surface: SILKSCREEN ON PAPER (framed) Signed/Numbered: HAND-SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY ARTIST Number: EA IV OF XVIII (EUROPEAN ARTIST'S PROOF, "EA" = EPREUVE D'ARTISTE, FRENCH FOR "ARTIST'S PROOF") Year Created: 1971 Country of Creation: FRANCE Image Area Dimensions: 10.375 x 28.25 INCHES Paper Dimensions: 26.5 x 39.75 INCHES Frame Dimensions:* 30.125 x 41.875 x 1.25 INCHES *This work of art is being sold framed. Additional Info: HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE SILKSCREEN BY YAACOV AGAM IN A CUSTOM CONSERVATION FRAME – VERIFIED AUTHENTIC AND COMES WITH GREAT PROVENANCE. VERY RARE ARTIST'S PROOF FROM A DENISE RENÉ EDITION THAT PASSED THROUGH I. IRVING FELDMAN GALLERIES IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN IN 1977. Provenance: (1) DENISE RENÉ 1971; (2) I. IRVING FELDMAN GALLERIES, SOUTHFIELD, MI, 1977 Artist Info/Bio: ARTIST BIOGRAPHY DOCUMENT IS INCLUDED Documentation: CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY IS INCLUDED About the Artist: Yaacov Agam, an Israeli painter best known for his three-dimensional paintings and sculptures that pioneered the Kinetic Movement, is the art world’s best-selling Israeli painter. Agam was born in 1928 in Palestine, the son of a Russian Rabbi. Learning to draw at a young age, he found a passion for art, and began his official studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. He then spent two years at the Eidgenossische Technische in Zurich, where he studied under Johannes Itten, before eventually moving to Paris to complete his studies. It was here, in 1953, that Agam held his first one-man exhibition with great success. It was the first one-man show in art history exclusively devoted to kinetic art. Eventually, his body of work would include vibrating and tactile elements, and manipulatable sculptures as well. Agam has gone on to become the subject of retrospectives at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others. His works are featured around the world, including in the National Convention House, the Palace Elysee (by order of Georges Pompidou), the Lincoln Center at the Julliard School of Music, the Wailing Wall, and the Holocaust Study Center of Emunah Women of America. Agam has also had many one-man shows in art galleries, including: Denise Rene Gallery, Paris (1956), MarIborough-Gerson Gallery, New York (1966), Gallery Denise Rene, New York (1971) and a series of one man exhibits all over the United States at the Circle Fine Art Galleries. In 2015, one of his paintings sold for $700,000, which was the highest price anyone had ever paid for a work by an Israeli artist. Then, in 2017, the Yaacov Agam Museum of Art was opened in his hometown. He currently lives and works in Paris, France.

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  • Creator
    Yaacov Agam (1928, Israeli)
  • Creation Year
    1971
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.125 in. (76.52 cm)Width: 41.875 in. (106.37 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
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  • Condition
    This work is in great condition consistent with age, framed, and ready to hang. Due to nature of the ink used, very minor signs of handling may be present with this type of fine artwork.
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU146429408732

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About the Artist

Yaacov Agam

Influenced by his upbringing in Judaism as well as the teachings of the Bauhaus, Yaacov Agam is a pioneer of kinetic art as well as the Op art movement and is often credited with introducing geometric abstraction to his home country of Israel.

Born in Rishon LeZion, Palestine — now part of Israel — the son of a rabbi, Agam found that the spiritual world had a major influence on his art practice, as did the sand dunes he grew up watching as they constantly shifted with the wind. This perpetual movement would inform his work, whereby riveting, prismatic compositions that transform from different perspectives, patterns that generate optical effects and sculptures that move with a passing breeze all reflect the gradual changes in nature.

Agam studied with Israeli painter Mordecai Ardon at the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem in the 1940s before traveling to Zurich where he trained with Swiss Expressionist painter Johannes Itten and was inspired by the abstract work of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

One of the innovative techniques Agam developed was the Agamograph, which uses lenticular printing so that multiple images, which are revealed as the viewer moves around the piece, can be seen on a single work. His art has regularly involved the spectator as a participant, whether it’s the 1972–74 room-size kinetic installation he created for the Elysée Palace that’s now in the Centre Pompidou in which a gleaming abstract sculpture is surrounded on all sides by polychromatic lines or it’s public art like the 1986 Fire and Water Fountain in Tel Aviv with circles of vibrant panels that offer varying colors from every angle.

In 2018, the Yaacov Agam Museum of Art opened in Rishon LeZion, showcasing six decades of Agam’s influential work that engages with perception through color, shape and form, from paintings, prints and installations to new experiments in interactive digital art.

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