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Igael Tumarkin
Gold Gilt Bronze Sculpture Pendant Art Israeli Tumarkin Abstract Surrealist

c.1960s-1970s

$3,000

About the Item

Measures about 5.25 X 3.75 inches. Box is 17 X 13 inches. Signed by artist verso. From the literature that I have seen I believe the edition size was limited to 10, I do not know if all 10 were produced. they are not numbered. (Piece is in excellent condition. box frame has some minor wear and piece might need to be remounted, it has been removed and the back taken off for the photograph.) Abstract Surrealist gold gilt cast bronze wearable art pendant sculpture (or silver, it is heavy) with precious or semi precious gem stones set into it. This is most probably from the series done with Mayer Swed Jewelers in Tel Aviv. Similar ones with gold gilding and semi precious gemstones from this series have come up at Tiroche auction in Herzliya with estimates from 2500$-3500$ (sold for 3220$ in 2011). This is from the period of the wearable art movement when artists like Alexander Calder, Ibram Lassaw and Clare Falkenstein amongst many others were turning to jewejry as an expressive medium for their art. Yigal Tumarkin (also Igael Tumarkin) (born 1933) is an Israeli painter and sculptor. Biography Peter Martin Gregor Heinrich Hellberg (later Yigal Tumarkin) was born in Dresden, Germany. His father, Martin Hellberg, was a German theater actor and director. His mother, Berta Gurevitch and his stepfather, Herzl Tumarkin, immigrated to Mandate Palestine when he was two. Tumarkin served in the Israeli Navy. After completing his military service, he studied sculpture in Ein Hod, a village of artists near Mount Carmel. Johanaan Peter worked there with Hans Jean Arp and Dada artist Marcel Janco pioneering Modernist studio Jewelry in Israel. Tumarkin did some Jewelry as awards for the state of Israel (along with Yaacov Agam, Jacques Lipchitz, Salvador Dali, Samuel Bak, Dani Karavan and others.) This is not from that edition but much more rare studio produced limited edition sculptural pieces. Among Tumarkin's best known works are the Holocaust memorial in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv and his sculptures commemorating fallen soldiers in the Negev. Tumarkin is also a theoretician and stage designer. In the 1950s, Tumarkin worked in East Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris. Upon his return to Israel in 1961, he became a driving force behind the break from the charismatic monopoly of lyric abstraction there. Tumarkin created assemblages of found objects, generally with violent Expressionist undertones and decidedly unlyrical color. Hebrew. His determination to "be different" influenced his younger Israeli colleagues. The furor generated around Tumarkin's works, such as the old pair of trousers stuck to one of his pictures, intensified the mystique surrounding him.Tumarkin has worked extensively in the medium of printmaking, producing over three hundred prints. He was encouraged by the print studios founded during those years in the USA, where prominent artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg began to engage in printmaking. Tumarkin prints of the sixties were at crossroads between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and between Pop Art and abstract movements that followed. In addition, he was influenced by the Surrealism and Dada movements whose impact was expressed in the combination of free brushstrokes and drip paintings together with the use of such materials as newspaper cuttings, photographs and junk. Tumarkin has participated in various international exhibitions, and won many awards. His works are displayed in private collections and in museums both in Israel and abroad. His work is in many museums and galleries and was included in the show Israel - Entre Reve et Realite at the Musée Juif de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium along with Yosl Bergner, Abel Pann, Reuven Rubin, Igael Tumarkin, Ephraim Moshe Lilien, Yaacov Agam, Jacob Pins and Menashe Kadishman amongst others. Education 1954 – Studied with Rudi Lehmann, Ein-Hod 1955 Studied with Bertolt Brecht, Berliner Ensemble, Berlin 1955-57 Assistant to the designer Karl von Appen Awards and recognition 1963 First Prize for Battle of Hulaykat Monument 1968 The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel 1968 First Prize for Memorial to Sailors, Haifa 1971 First Prize for Memorial for "Holocaust and Resurrection", Tel Aviv 1978 First Prize in the Biennale for Drawing, Reike 1984 Award from the President of the Italian Republic 1985 Dizengoff Prize for Sculpture 1990 Guest of the Japan Foundation 1992 August Rodin Prize, The International Sculpture Competition of the Open Museum, Hakone, Japan, for his sculpture of the sign at the entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp Arbeit Macht Frei. 1997 Award of Excellence, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1998 Sussman Prize, Vienna 2004 Israel Prize for sculpture
  • Creator:
    Igael Tumarkin (1933, German, Israeli)
  • Creation Year:
    c.1960s-1970s
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)Width: 13 in (33.02 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
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  • Condition:
    the piece is good. frame is included and might have some minor wear and need remounting.
  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3824499651

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