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Yaacov Agam Agamographs "Life" and "Message of Peace" With Postage Stamp

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Yaacov Agam (Israeli, born 1928)
Life and Message of Peace, circa 1980
Two agamographs
Signed to the lower right
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin
Includes a 1980 French Message of Peace first day postage stamp.

A major figure in modern art, Agam is often referred to as the “father of kinetic art.” He was born in Rishon le Zion (then-Palestine, now-Israel) on May 11, 1928. Agam’s upbringing with a rabbinical father influences his works. His religion manifests in his subject matter and use of abstract, non-figural forms. As a teenager, he continued to pursue art, studying at the New Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. Agam is perhaps best known for creating the “agamograph”, where multiple images are represented on raised surfaces, creating an optical illusion. In recent years, Agam has focused on large-scale works such as the Hanukkah Menorah in New York City, Homage a Mondrian in the Le Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, and a memorial for victims of the Holocaust at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. His works can be found in a variety of prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in Missouri, and numerous private collections.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting
  • Please note, if the warehouse transfer to Cincinnati option is selected by the winning bidder, the item will be available in Cincinnati for pickup after three business days after payment has been finalized.


- peeling of white synthetic veneer from frame bars, most significantly at the lower region; abrasions, scratches, scuffs, accretions, and small spots of discoloration scattered to frame.


17.5" W x 25.5" H x 1.25" D

- measurements of frame; larger image (Life) measures 4.5" W x 3.75" H; smaller image measures 4.0" W x 4.0" H.

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