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Modern + Design Auction | April 11, 2024

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Lot 613

Yaacov Agam Transformative Sculpture

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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(Israeli, born 1928)

Three Times Three Interplay, 1970, later edition 7/99, signed in base "Agam", chrome plated brass, extended 14-1/2 x 8-3/4 x 5 in.

Provenance: Private Nashville Collection

Notes: The monumental scale sculpture was originally commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. George Jaffin on behalf of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and gifted to The Julliard School, Lincoln Center, New York City. On May 4, 1971. It became the school's first outdoor sculpture. As this sculpture, It was created with three moveable branches. At the dedication, Yaacov Agam described the work as, "not a statement, but a constant becoming, not a sculpture but many possibilities for one." He went on to state that, people could "perform" the sculpture, moving the three branches to "create new visual spaces, visually and sculpturally interpreting sequences of the work the way a musician plays a piece of music."

Literature: Galerie Denise Rene, Yaacov Agam; Transformables, May 1971, New York 


light abrasions, some slight corrosive texture to plating on base

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Private Nashville Collection