Property from an Israeli Private Collection
ORANGE STILL LIFE WITH MAGNET AND NO
signed Nahum Tevet, titled Still Life #17 and dated 1991 (on the reverse)
executed in 1991
acrylic on wood
height: 31½ in.
This work is in excellent condition.
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Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner
Tel Aviv University, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery,Walking on the Wall, Nahum Tevet: Small Sculptures, 1980-2012, 2012, p. 59, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue
"Tevet creates complexity in his sculpture by fragmenting the linear passage of the viewer's experience and multiplying the codes or levels of meaning to which the particular work alludes. Thus a single element often functions in a number of different ways, looking radically different from different points of view, referring to other art such as Constructivism and Minimalism, and drawing on the ordinary experience of furniture." (Michael Newman in Nahum Tevet: Skulpturen, 1986, p. 8). Newman further notes that Tevet's "sculpture is accretive rather than reductive, made by adding rather than taking away, It is generous to the viewer, providing a complex multi-levelled and continuously surprising experience." (Ibid, p. 17).