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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN ISRAEL

Raffi Lavie
b. 1937
UNTITLED: TWO PAINTINGS
Lot. Vendu 12,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN ISRAEL

Raffi Lavie
b. 1937
UNTITLED: TWO PAINTINGS
Lot. Vendu 12,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Raffi Lavie
b. 1937
1937-2007
UNTITLED: TWO PAINTINGS

the first signed in Hebrew (top right); signed RAFFI, numbered 56 and dated 1962 (on the reverse); the second signed Raffi (lower right); numbered 52 and dated 1962 (on the reverse)


oil and charcoal on canvas (2 works)
each: 16 1/8 by 16 1/8 in.
41 by 41 cm.
Painted in 1962.
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Provenance

(i) Bertha Urdang (purchased directly from the aritst)
(ii) Purchased  by the present owner directly from the artist's family in 1994

Description

Discussing a similar work from the same year Nissim Gal writes: "This work was made after the period which Lavie called "Tapiesian", in which the picture was still built upon the dialects that develops among the various components of the whole: free drawing of lines that drip down from above, curl and coil around an object, into a pattern of a coil or a scribble that constitutes an amorphous mass. Another kind of line creates a more serrated pattern. In both cases the ongoing rhythm created by the pattern weaves into the knit of color and turns the reading of the work into a musical experience." (Nissim Gal quoted in Mordechai Omer (ed.), 90 Years of  Israeli Art: A Selection from the Joseph Hackmey - Israel Phoenix Collection (exhibition catalogue), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1998-1999,  page 402)

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