Jewish artist, Yaacov Agam offers us a unique and highly dynamic vision on optical and geometric art. He is a master of light and color, transforming any medium into that of his choosing. From Spinning Polymorphs to Levels Menorah, Agam has been able to transcend his contemporaries and shine in a genre of his own. Masterworks is proud to hold a distinct collection of his three-dimensional works and, more notably, his celebrated Agamographs. [Read biography »]
Multi-Mag Rhythm, c. 1990 Yaacov Agam Original Color Serigraph$3,600.00Item # 2024
Levels Menorah,1966 Yaacov Agam Incised Signed 24 K Gold Over Bronze Sculpture$16,750.00Item # 946
Meridia from Mexico Suite, 1985 Yaacov Agam$8,000.00Item # 3983
Meridia from Mexico Suite, 1985 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Color Agamograph$8,000.00Item # 3286
Double Metamorphosis II (Suite of 5), c. 1980 Yaacov Agam Suite of 5 Hand Signed Color Serigraphs$6,750.00Item # 2023
Memorie #2, c. 1990 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Color Agamograph$5,000.00Item # 3301
Zahav Ner Schniem, 1990 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Color Serigraph$4,000.00Item # 3239
Blue Paradise, c. 1990 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Color Serigraph$2,500.00Item # 3702
Untitled, c. 1990 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Multiple Screened Object$2,500.00Item # 3293
Star of David, 1983 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Color PolymorphSOLDItem # 4712
Birthday Rainbow from La Gamme d'Agam Suite, 1993 Yaacov Agam Hand Signed Color AgamographSOLDItem # 3296
Why Agam ?
Through the exploration of geometry, light and color are transformed in works by Agam. This Israeli artist is a true master of Op Art as can be seen in his lithographs, serigraphs and inventive Agamographs.
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Artistic Styles of Agam
Kinetic Art, Optical Art, 20th Century Contemporary Master, Jewish Artist
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Yaacov Agam Biography
Yaacov Agam is a truly unique, creative force in the world of art. His works transcend traditional artistic boundaries, propelling him into the forefront of a new art aesthetic. Art critics and art historians in museums and institutions throughout the world have acclaimed him for his inventive, talented genius, bestowing upon him numerous awards and honors. Agam is certainly among the world's foremost artists, and he is already recognized as influential and important in the history of art.
The son of an Orthodox Rabbi, scholar and writer, Agam was born on May 11, 1928 in Rishon Letzion, Israel. As a child, he began to draw, despite religious proscription against visual expression. Agam's family recognized his artistic ability and, in 1946, he entered the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Studying with Mordecai Ardon, a former student at the Weimar Bauhaus, he discovered the differences between other cultures which stress the afterlife and the Hebrew culture which emphasizes the present. Because Judaism believes life is dynamic and ever-changing, Agam determined that static paintings were inadequate to express the constantly occurring changes which surround us.
In 1950, upon Ardores recommendation, Agam went to Zurich to study with Johannes Itten at the Kunstgewerbeschule. There, he met Frank Lloyd Wright and Siegfried Giedion, whose ideas on the element of time in art and architecture impressed him. In 1951, Agam moved to Paris, where a number of world-famous Surrealist artists living in France were the first to discover and encourage him. His first one-man exhibition held at Galerie Craven, Paris in 1953, featured kinetic and transformable paintings which invited spectator participation. The show was a critical success and attracted considerable attention in art circles. He is still living in Paris and continues to produce works, currently holding the title of the highest-selling Israeli artist.