An original felt tip marker drawing, circa early 1980's, by the noted Jewish twentieth century artist, YAACOV AGAM (1928-). In typical style, the artist has HAND SIGNED no less than five times at left; he did it in that vibrating, repeating style for which he is known, each signature in a different color marker. Agam's works have sold at auction to about the $700,000 level, and frequently into six figures, making him an important Israeli artist. He was born in Israel and showed early artistic ability. Agam studied at the Bezalel academy in Jerusalem and then in Zurich, under Johannes Itten. His mature style draws from this teacher and also Max Bill. By 1951 he had moved to Paris, where he still lives. In the mid 1950's, Agam exhibited with the likes of Jesus Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, and Jean Tinguely. The popularity of modern design has enhanced the demand for his Op Art and Kinetic Art works. Often he paints wood pieces which become part of a sculpture-painting hybrid. Some works are of very large scale and adorn public buildings around the world. This drawing is on the stationery of the now-defunct Le KAE GALLERIES of Indian Wells, California (adjacent to Palm Springs). It is in excellent condition. The sheet measures 10 1/4" by 7" inside the double mat, and as framed measures 17 1/2" by 14". Allow for reflections in some images.
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