Yaacov Agam agamographs

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2015-06-26 10:36:25

Yaacov Agam agamographs are collectible artworks produced by sculptor and artist Yaacov Agam.

Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Agam is an Israeli sculptor and artist. Born in 1928, he studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem before moving to Zurich and then Paris in 1951, were he still lives.

Agam’s first solo exhibition took place in 1953. Among his most noted works are his fountains in La Defense, Paris, produced in 1975, and Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv, which he created in 1986.

He is also noted for his agamographs, a form of artwork of his own creation.

Agamographs

Agamographs are a "kinetic" type of print designed by Agam, which use lenticular lenses to produce different images according to where the viewer is positioned.

Among Agam’s most notable agamographs is his large scale Complex Vision, which has been in place at Birmingham, Alabama’s Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in the US since 1969.

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How much are Yaacov Agam agamographs worth?

Frame-sized Yaacov Agam agamograph prints from limited-edition runs can sell for between $150 and almost $3,000, depending on desirability.

Notable sales of Yaacov Agam agamographs

Curb 2 sold for $2,300 at a Baterbys Art Auction Gallery sale in February 2011.

An untitled, signed agamograph from 1974 sold for $2,800 at a Phillips de Pury auction in April 2010.

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