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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 13, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 194

Yaacov Agam (b. 1928), Agamagram, Mixed Media

Estimate: $500 - $700
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$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from a Richmond Hill, GA Estate

Description:

Yaacov Agam (Israel/France, b. 1928), Agamagram, Mixed Media, signed on right side, an optical illusion Agamagram in multiple colors, showing a star when viewed from the left, a cross when viewed from the center, and a Star of David when viewed from the right, on a white ground. Overall size: 12 3/8 in. x 12 3/8 in.

Yaacov Agam is an Israeli artist best known for his pioneering of Kinetic Art. His lenticular prints, or Agamagrams, made illusory images appear depending on the audience’s viewpoint. Agam studied in Jerusalem, Zürich, and Paris. While attending Zürich’s Kunstgewerbe Schule, Agam studied under the renowned color theorist Johannes Itten, before moving to Paris in 1951. Agam has gone on to become the subject of retrospectives at the Musée National d’Art Moderne and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others. (Artnet)

Measurements: Height: of Agamagram, 6 5/8 in. x Width: 6 3/6 in.

Condition:

Overall good condition.

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