Lot 6
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Aviva Uri

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • Aviva Uri
  • Composition
  • oil and acrylic on canvas
  • 78 3/8 by 78 3/8 in.
  • 200 by 200 cm


Private Collection, Israel
Sale: Sotheby's, Tel Aviv, May 3, 2000, lot 162
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Born in Safed in 1927, Aviva Uri was a prominent figure in the Israeli art scene of the 1960s. Greatly influenced by the scribbles used in Aryeh Aroch's paintings, Uri moved to the abstract in 1959 and regularly participated in the exhibitions of the Ten Plus Group and the Autumn Salons. "From then on, her lines refined a spontaneous musical sensitivity that blended revelation of emotion and restraint, tension and relief, liberation and constraint. In her drawings, often described as a musical score of feelings, she formulated a language of symbols simultaneously abstract, personal and metaphysical (and frequently apocalyptic)." (Gideon Ofrat, One Hundred Years of Art in Israel, Canada, 1998, p. 237).