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Yaacov Agam, "Message of Peace, 1988"

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Artist Agam, Yaacov

Yaacov Agam, "Message of Peace, 1988"


As a pioneer of Optical and Kinetic Art, Yaacov Agam has made his mark with an array of abstract work from paintings to sculptures to giant commissioned public art installations around the world. Agam`s work is a part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York's permanent collection. "Message of Peace, 1988" is a stunning example of Agam's most beloved series of works - colorful strips seem to shift with the viewer's point of view, immersing one with the art in almost an interactive manner. Agam was commissioned to create this piece for the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea.

Yaacov Agam was born on May 11, 1928 in Rishon LeZion, Israel. Agam began studying at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in 1946 before moving to Zurich, Switzerland in 1949. In Zurich, Agam studied at the Kunstgewerbe Schule under the famed artist Johannes Itten. Two years later, in 1951, Agam moved to Paris and studied at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and the Atelier d`Art Abstrait. In 1953, he had his first solo exhibition at the Galerie Craven in Paris. In 1972, Agam had an exhibition in the Musee National d`Art Moderne in Paris. Shortly after, in 1980, Agam had an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Known as a leading figure in the Kinetic Art movement, Agam produces work that cannot be fully perceived from one vantage point and requires the movement of the onlooker to come to a complete understanding of the piece. In 2014, Agam presented a piece titled Faith to Pope Francis and in 2018, the Yaacov Agam Museum of Art opened in his hometown of Rishon LeZion. This museum is the only one in the world to be dedicated strictly to kinetic art.