A modern Haggadah with hand-printed illustrations by Yaacov Agam. Introductory leaf signed by Agam and numbered H.C. 3/9. First and last prints also signed by Agam.
‘All colour separations were produced by the artist, all screens used for each image were destroyed’. Printed in Paris by Atelier Arcay.
A total of 584 were printed of this Haggadah, numbered for three editions of 180 each, an A.P. edition of 27, H.C. edition of 9 and a parchment edition of 8. The offered copy is numbered 3 out of 9 of the H.C. edition.
Yaakov Agam, born 1928, is an Israeli artist and sculptor based in Paris, best known for
his contribution to optical and kinetic art. He had a retrospective exhibition in Paris
at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in 1972, and at the Guggenheim Museum in
New York in 1980, among others. His works are held in numerous museum collections
including the MOMA, and he is the only Israeli artist who has been chosen to be
included in the Centre Pompidou Mobile – the travelling museum exhibition of the
Centre Pompidou (2012-2013).
His works are abstract and extremely colourful, many were placed in public spaces.
His best known pieces include “Double Metamorphosis III” (1965), “Visual Music
Orchestration” (1989) and fountains at the La Défense district in Paris (1975) and the
“Fire and Water Fountain” in the Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv (1986).
58 original serigraphs, “pulled by hand on Rivs 270 gr. (Arjomarie-Prioux) by Atelier Arcay in Paris”. Text in
Hebrew with English in preface. Exquisite velvet binding, with gilt lettering and ornament, matching original
solander box, slightly rubbed (52 x 42.5 cm). A fine copy.
Stock ID: 94472