Avigdor Arikha: Paintings and Works on Paper

18 September 2015 - 17 October 2015

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Following a notable showing of his work at the Salon du Dessin in Paris earlier this year, Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of Avigdor Arikha’s oil paintings and works on paper in several media, dating from the start of his return to figuration in the mid 1960s to the last years of his life. As a child in the darkest years of persecution in a concentration camp during the Second World War, Arikha had shown a gift for drawing and recording unspeakable scenes but, after studies in Jerusalem and later Paris, he began his professional career as an abstract painter in the zeitgeist of the 1950s. It was his friendship with Giacometti that was decisive in
changing his direction and style in 1965. Of that return to figuration Arikha wrote, “I discovered the joy of submitting to everything …. I had to learn how… to hold, by the line or brush stroke, what I see, through feeling.”

 

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Press Release

Exhibition Catalogue

Artist Info

 

Following a notable showing of his work at the Salon du Dessin in Paris earlier this year, Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of Avigdor Arikha’s oil paintings and works on paper in several media, dating from the start of his return to figuration in the mid 1960s to the last years of his life. As a child in the darkest years of persecution in a concentration camp during the Second World War, Arikha had shown a gift for drawing and recording unspeakable scenes but, after studies in Jerusalem and later Paris, he began his professional career as an abstract painter in the zeitgeist of the 1950s. It was his friendship with Giacometti that was decisive in
changing his direction and style in 1965. Of that return to figuration Arikha wrote, “I discovered the joy of submitting to everything …. I had to learn how… to hold, by the line or brush stroke, what I see, through feeling.”

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