Top Ten Israeli Artists to Watch – artmarketblog.com

The demand for art by Israeli artists has increased significantly over the last couple of years.  In a recent post, titled Israel Takes Art Investment Seriously, I wrote about the Israeli interest in art investment and the art market.  With this post I have chosen ten Israeli artists whose work has achieved exceptional prices at recent auctions as a representation of the ten Israeli artists most worth watching from an art market point of view.

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MICHAEL GROSS B.1920 LANDSCAPE

Tiroche Auction House Auction No. 144 – Israeli & International Art.

Part A- 28/01/12 at 18:30.
Including 100 Paintings from the Collection of Gaby and Ami Brown

Nachum Gutman 1898 – 1980
The Kiosk in Neva Sha’anan, 1930,
Oil on canvas, 54X65 cm.
Signed and dated.
The authenticity of the painting has been confirmed by Prof. Hemi Gutman, the artist’s son.
Estimate: $100,000-150,000
Sold: $178250

Reuven Rubin 1893 – 1974 The Way to Safed,
Oil on canvas, 60X73 cm.
Signed.
The authenticity of the painting has been confirmed by Ms. Carmela Rubin, Reuven Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv.
Estimate: $60,000 – 45,000
Sold: $101200

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Nachum Gutman 1898 - 1980 The Kiosk in Neva Sha’anan, 1930, Oil on canvas, 54X65 cm. Signed and dated.

Bonhams 29 Feb 2012 2 p.m. London, New Bond Street
Israeli Art and Judaica
Auction 19622

Ahuva (Huvy) Elisha (Israeli, born 1927)
Jerusalem wedding
signed ‘Huvy’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
100 x 200cm (39 3/8 x 78 3/4in).
Estimate: £20000 – 30000 GBP
Sold for £63,650 inc. premium

Ludwig Blum (Israeli, 1891-1975)
The Western Wall
signed, inscribed and dated ‘L. Blum Jerusalem 35′ (lower left); further signed, inscribed and dated in Hebrew (lower right)
oil on canvas
50 x 61cm (19 11/16 x 24in).
Sold for £31,250 inc. premium

Montefiore Auction House Israeli and International Art 27 March ,2012 at 20:00

ORI REISMAN 1924 – 1991
House on a Hill, 1970′s
Oil on canvas
Signed.
116X81 cm
$150000 – 200000
Sold for: $166750

MORDECHAI ARDON 1896 – 1992
Movement, 1970
Oil on canvas
Signed.
54X65 cm
$100000 – 150000
Sold for: $120750

Matsart Auctions SALE 121 ISRAELI FINE ART 28 Dec 2011 19:30

Arie Aroch
1908-1974 (Israeli, Russian)
Painting, 1964
oil on canvas
h:80 w:130 cm.
signed and dated lower center

Provenance: Collection of Yehudit Shaltiel, Israel.
Exhibited: Arie Aroch, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 February – 24 May 2003.
Literature: Mordechai Omer, Arie Aroch, Israel, 2003, p.231, pl. 7 (illustrated).
Estimate $ 120,000-180,000
Sold for $ 168,00

Yosl Bergner
b.1920 (Israeli)
Village band
oil on canvas
h:92 w:72 cm.
signed lower right, signed and titled on the reverse
Estimate $ 22,000-26,000
Sold for $ 24,000

Sotheby’s Israeli & International Art
New York | December 14, 2011

YAACOV AGAM
B.1928
THE EIGHTEEN LEVELS
signed and dated 1972
Inconel steel
108 by 144 in.
274.3 by 365.7 cm.
Executed circa 1971-1972. ESTIMATE 80,000-120,000 USD
Lot Sold: 77,500 USD

MICHAEL GROSS
B.1920
LANDSCAPE
signed in Hebrew (lower left)
oil on canvas
78 3/4 by 47 1/4 in.
200 by 120 cm.
Painted in 1961.
ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 USD
Lot Sold: 104,500 USD

 

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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR IN ISRAEL
MICHAEL GROSS
B.1920
LANDSCAPE
signed in Hebrew (lower left)
oil on canvas
78 3/4 by 47 1/4 in.
200 by 120 cm.
Painted in 1961.

Nachum Gutman 1898 – 1980

The Kiosk in Neva Sha’anan, 1930,
Oil on canvas, 54X65 cm.
Signed and dated.

**Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=803920173 Imam Siddique

    Interesting to note there is absolutely no reference of ‘immediacy’ in the works.

  • http://shoshanalew.com/ Shoshana Lew

    how about trying to discover other fine Israeli artists who have not been promoted commercially? Is art soley a financial investment?
    Shoshana Lew

  • http://classic-hymns.com/ Nicole

    I really love that landscape by Michael Gross.

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