Yaacov Agam, Levels Menorah, 1966.
|Artist:||Yaacov Agam (1928 - )|
|Medium:||Layered 24 K gold over bronze sculpture with detachable candle holders|
|Image:||13 in L x 7 in W x 11 3/4 in H (33 cm x 17.8 cm x 29.9 cm) with a 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm) base|
|Signature:||This work has a guaranteed authentic signature by Yaacov Agam (Rishon LeZion, 1928-) incised twice in the base of the work with the dedication 'To Joyces et Bernard Sternthoe'.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition, with minor scratches in the base that do not detract from the piece! (comes with original fitted case)|
This sculpture by Yaacov Agam (Rishon LeZion, 1928 - ) is uniquely designed out of a combination of minimal bronze elements. Joining separate angular bars of bronze to a rectangular base, this work evolves into a menorah that can be changed into a multitude of combinations.
Created out of bronze, this work is signed in the base by Yaacov Agam (Rishon LeZion, 1928-) with the dedication 'To Joyces et Bernard Sternhoe'. It comes with the candle holders that can be put on the sculpture or left off. Each element of the work can be displayed in a myriad of patterns. It can form numerous combinations of shapes that can constantly be changed. It is a wonderful study of Agams kinetic philosophy. It also comes with the original hard carrying case.
The son of a Rabbi, Agam (Rishon LeZion, 1928-) wished to use his artwork to invoke the ecstasy he experienced in his religion. The way in which we view this image changes with our perspective. As the viewer moves around the piece, there is an effect of change and transformation inherent in Agams work. Not only does this work reflect the variety of interpretations fundamental to abstract art, the artist's intention was to represent the ever changing meanings within life itself. Visually enhanced by the fourth dimension of time, this piece also changes in appearance as the light surrounding it changes.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that I will enclose with the sale of the work) :
1) Mandelbaum, Bernard, Art and Judaism, 1981, published and illustrated on page 57.
2) A Masterworks Certificate will be included with the sale of the piece.