Yaacov Agam, Double Metamorphosis II (Suite of 5), c. 1980
|Artist:||Yaacov Agam (1928 - 9999)|
|Title:||Double Metamorphosis II (Suite of 5), c. 1980|
|Image Size:||29 in x 43 in (73.7 cm x 102.9 cm)|
|Framed Size:||39 in x 53 in (99.1 cm x 134.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered in the progression 33, 37, 39, 30, 39/180 in the lower left.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Yaacov Agam (Rishon LeZion, 1928-) in ink at the lower right of each image.|
|Condition:||These works are in excellent condition.|
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Historical Description of this artwork
Solomon states of Double Metamorphosis II, “Comprised of 5 serigraphs, it is the two-dimensional version of Agam’s three-dimensional polymorphic painting in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Movement within time and space is a primary component of these works. The transformations from absence of color to the full presence of color and from line to form, make this suite a double metamorphosis – a visual coming together of simplicity within complexity” (Solomon, p. 24).
These works are each hand-signed by Yaacov Agam (Rishon LeZion, 1928 – ) in ink in the lower right of each image. They are numbered in the progression 33, 37, 39, 30, 39/180 in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
These five serigraphs are fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).
1. Solomon, Jack Jr. From the 2nd, to the 3rd, into the 4th Dimension…. Chicago: Circle Fine Art Press, 1981. Illustrated and discussed on pg. 24 -25.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
These five serigraphs are framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.
What Do I Get With My Purchase?
The Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work, guaranteeing its authenticity for as long as you own it.
All catalogue raisonné and historical documentation is included with your purchase.
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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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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.