27
27

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE YEHUDA ASSIA

Reuven Rubin
BOUQUET ON MY WINDOW
JUMP TO LOT
27

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE YEHUDA ASSIA

Reuven Rubin
BOUQUET ON MY WINDOW
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Israeli & International Art

|
New York

Reuven Rubin
1893 - 1974
BOUQUET ON MY WINDOW
Signed Rubin and in Hebrew (lower right); signed REUVEN RUBIN, titled BOUQUET ON MY WINDOW and dated 1955 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 by 28 1/4 in.
90 by 72 cm
Painted in 1955.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Carmela Rubin of the Rubin Museum Foundation.

Provenance

The Yehuda Assia Collection, Tel Aviv (acquired directly from the artist's wife, c. 1980)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Highlights from the Yehuda Assia Collection, September - November 2009, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p. 93

Catalogue Note

Six Masterpieces from the collection of the late Yehuda Assia

(lots 9, 15, 21, 23, 27, and 79)

Born in Baghdad, Yehuda Assia (1917-2016) immigrated to Israel at 32 in 1949, and spent the following years between Israel and Geneva. A successful banker and businessman, a dedicated philanthropist, a devoted husband and father, Assia began collecting art with his late wife Jeanette Assia after they were inspired by the private collections of their acquaintances in Geneva. Assia’s passion for art that reflects the traditions in which he was raised guided the tone and subject of his collecting. Masterworks from Israel’s leading artists filled the walls of his home, alongside examples from international modern masters, with deeply personal associations for the collector. Carmela Rubin describes a visit to Assia’s home where she toured his collection in preparation for exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “Assia paused by every one of Mordecai Ardon and Abel Pann’s paintings, and quoted the biblical phrase to which each of the abstract or figurative compositions relates…he quoted each phrase in full from memory…How important it seemed to him… that none of his guests remain oblivious to the details of these biblical stories” (Yehuda Assia – Art Collector, Highlights from the Yehuda Assia Collection, p. 197).

.

Israeli & International Art

|
New York