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Larry Abramson (b. 1954)

Lot 58: q - LARRY ABRAMSON B. 1954

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March 18, 2004
New York, NY, US

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Description

each signed in English and Hebrew, dated 1993, titled and numbered sequentially on the reverse

IMPRESSION: 26 PAINTINGS

Dimensions

each 7 1/8 by 7 1/8 in.

18 by 18cm

Medium

oil on canvas

Exhibited

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Sun, 2000, n.n.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Reflections of Monet, 1998

Provenance

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN ISRAEL

Notes

QUANTITY: 26

Larry Abramson was born in South Africa in 1954 and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1961. In 1973 he studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London and he began teaching at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1984, where he became the head of the department in 1992. Since 1975 Abramson has participated in one-person and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad including those at the Israel Museum of Art, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Sao Paolo Biennial in 1983, the Venice Biennial (1986), the Fischer Gallery, University of Southen California, Los Angeles and the Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf.
Discussing the artist's work, Arturo Schwartz comments: "What struck me in Larry Abramson's approach to the most difficult problem of giving voice to one's inner world while still conveying a complex message, which might be critical, or more rarely appreciative, is the brilliant and personal solution he has discovered... Abramson's solution is to rely on a series of (usually) small paintings that collectively make a statement, which becomes a visual poem. Each element of the series is a verse, rather than a word, in a highly concerned declaration of intent." (Arturo Schwartz in Love at First Sight: The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwartz Collection of Israeli Art, catalogue for an exhibition, Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, 2001, p. 343.)

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