Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Gibstein (later Agam) was born in Israel, which, at that time was called Mandate Palestine. His father, Yehoshua Gibstein, was a rabbi and a kabbalist.

Agam trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, before moving to Zürich, Switzerland in 1949, where he studied under Johannes Itten (1888–1967) at the Kunstgewerbe Schule, and was also influenced by the painter and sculptor Max Bill (1908–1994).

In 1951 Agam moved to Paris, France, where he still lives.

Agam's work commands the highest prices of any Israeli artist. In a Sotheby's New York auction in November 2009, when his 4 Themes Contrepoint was sold for $326,500, he said: "This does not amaze me … my prices will go up, in keeping with the history I made in the art world."

Being presented at Scott Daniel's -

Sun and Moon Galaxy by Yaacov Agam, circa 2007.

Size 8 inches by 8 inches.

Giclee in color on canvas. Signed in lower right. From the numbered edition of 270 (27 hors commerce proofs, 90 roman numeral proofs, and 18 roman numeral artist's proofs also exist). 

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