Inscribed to the President of Israel by Yaacov Agam, the Most Noted Israeli Artist
AGAM, Yaakov (1928 - ) Most noted Israeli artist born May 11, 1928 in Rishon, LeZion, then mandate Palestine. Agam trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem before moving to Zurich, Switzerland in 1949. In 1951 Agam moved to Paris, France where he lives today. He is a world-renowned kinetic artist. He had several gallery and museum exhibitions. Numerous works by Agam have sold at auction including the sale of “New Israel Design” at Sotheby’s in 2010 for $698,500. Also Agam is noted for his “Star of Love” silver medal (1978) where the Star of David changes shape as the medal is rotated. This popular medal commemorates Israel’s 30th Anniversary. Agam was voted 195th greatest Israeli of all time. Agam is called one of the most important living artists of our time.
NAVON, Yitzhak, (1921 - ) Served as the 5th President of Israel. He served from 1978 through 1982. He was the first Israeli President to be born in Jerusalem. In 2005 he was voted the 108th greatest Israeli of all time.
Agam’s book: Hommage To Agam - Xxe Siecle, 1980, Printed in France in French. Plates captions both in French and English. Book also contains two original color lithographs by Agam. 159 pages, heavily illustrated. Hardcover. Very boldly inscribed to the 5th President of Israel. “To the President of Israel and Mrs. Navon, Agam, 30.7.1981”. Agam has artistically drawn the Star of David which is incorporated in his initial “A” in Agam. Most unusual and a choice association item between the great Israeli artist and the President of Israel. Certainly one of a kind. ....$395.00