925 sterling silver kiddush cup with 24k gold plated which fits inside the revolving Agam serigraph contained in the lucite cylinder. This cup can be spun to see the star of David magically appear. Agam's own Hebrew typography is imprinted on top of the cylinder as a mirror image of the blessing over the wine. The letters are reflected onto the golden rim of the cup. Signed and numbered by Agam.
Yaacov Agam is an Israeli artist best known for his pioneering of Kinetic Art. Employing light and sound to provide a unique sensorial experience for the viewer, Agam melded formalism and mysticism into his work. Born Yaacov Gipstein on May 11th, 1928 in Rishon LeZion, Palestine (now Israel), Agam studied in Jerusalem, Zurich, and Paris. While attending Zurich’s Kunstgewerbe Schule, Agam studied under the renowned color theorist Johannes Itten before moving to Paris 1951. Agam has gone on to become the subject of retrospectives at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris in 1972, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1980. The artist currently lives and works in Paris, France. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshborn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others.
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Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)