Contemporary Limited Edition and Modern Collector's Watches.An Important Collection of Canes and Walking Sticks
LOT 117
Movado, Multidimentional Collection of Agam, No. 2/100, made in 1989.
C. Set of four collector's timepieces including a gentleman's wristwatch with anthracite colored steel strap, a table clock, a gentleman's wristwatch with a leather strap, and a pocket watch, all designed by the famous artist, Yaacov Agam, for the Time Museum Collection of Movado.The orange, yellow and green geometric design in the center of the dial are on two wafer-thin glass discs which rotate. Once an hour, when the minute triangle aligns the box of the hour hand, the two designs also align. The set is presented in a red box with each timepiece being protected by a Plexiglas compartment with a gilt base on which features the artist's signature. All four timepieces with quartz standardization.
Estimate: 5,000 USD - 6,000 USD
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C 1 D 1-01 M 1 AAA
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Limited Edition of 100 examples.Yaacov AgamBorn in 1928, Yaacov Agam enrolled at Zurich's School of Applied Arts in 1949 where he studied with Johannes Itten. He settled in Paris in 1951 and began to create movable, variable pictures. His first Parisian exhibition in 1953 was followed a mere two years later by participation at a major international exhibition of kinetic and Op-Art where eighteen of Agam's works were displayed. Among the artist's earlier works are conceptualizations for a simultaneous theater in 1959, and a series of musial experiments in 1961. These experiments led him to the development of acoustic pictures which produced tones when touched. The Guggenheim Museum dedicated a special exhibition to Agam's work. In 1967, Agam began to create sculptural works and monumental mega-sculptures constructed primarily from stainless steel. Together with Vasarely and Albers, Yaacov Agam is counted among the founders and best-known exponents of kinetic and Op-art. (The term Op-art was coined around 1964 to denote artworkshich create optical illusions.) Afterwards the artist created monumental works like 'Double Metamorphosis II', which is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This internationally recognized artist's sculptural works and mega-sculptures were created in the years following 1967. In 1972, Agam was commissioned by Georges Pompidou to create artwork for the Elyse Palace. That artwork would include the palace's walls, a kinetic ceiling and movable, transparent, colored doors; it was finshed in 1974 with the completion of a large knotted carpet that Agam had designed. Agam's watch designs for Movado mark the first time that this artist has worked in the field of time measurement.
Contemporary Limited Edition and Modern Collector's Watches.An Important Collection of Canes and Walking Sticks
28-09-2000
Sold including buyer's premium:
5,980 USD