Hand signed and dated Zigi Ben-Haim, 1998
Untitled, patinated aluminum or steel,
Dimensions: 6"h x 2"w x 2"d
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Zigi Ben-Haim (born 1945 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi-American-Israeli painter, collage artist and sculptor who lives and works in New York City and Israel.
Ben-Haim unveiled his sculpture, Treasure the Green, in SoHo on Broadway. The project was sponsored by the SoHo Broadway Initiative and the New York Department of Transportation's Art Program. The sculpture is considered to be the first sculpture to receive permission to be installed on a bus bulb on Broadway. The sculpture was made to "emphasize the importance of nature in our lives," and stands as a reminder of "the importance of reconnecting with the pure nature of the green." The sculpture uses the symbol of the leaf, which has been a major icon of Ben-Haim's work for the past 30 years. It symbolizes nature and it is a metaphoric way of emphasizing nature and the surrounding environment. He is of the first generation of Israeli artists to develop large international followings like Yaacov Agam, Menashe Kadishman and Avigdor Arikha.
Ben-Haim has received numerous grants and awards, including from Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowments for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Emily Harvey Foundation Venice, Muestra Int. de Obra Grafica (Spain), and the Ministry of Culture in Israel. His works are included and exhibited in numerous public and private collections around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in N.Y.C., the Jewish Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Israel Museum, and the Tel-Aviv Museum.
1972-74 M.F.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA.
1972-73 M.A., J.F.K. University, Orinda, California, USA.
1971 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California, USA.
1966-70 The Avni Institute of Fine Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Selected public collections
Splendid Step (2003) next to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Israel Air Force Center Foundation, Tel Aviv, Israel
NASA, Houston, Texas
Bank Leumi USA, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Pfizer Company Collection, New York, NY
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
New School, New York, NY
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden.
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY
Buscaglia-Castellano, University Museum, Lewiston, NY
Dan Eilat Hotel, Israel.
International Paper Company, New York, NY
World Bank, Washington D.C.
Westminster Bank, New York, NY
Israel Embassy, Washington D.C.
Frederick R. Weisman, Los Angeles, CA.
Rikers Hill Sculpture Park, Livingston, NJ
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Bertha Urdang Gallery, NY, USA
Artists: Larry Abramson, Yosef Zaritsky, Zelig Segal