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In Memory Of The Artist Yigal Tumarkin

In memory of the most influential & controversial artist in the history of Israeli art

Igal Tumarkin October 1933 - 2021,

The painter and sculptor Yigal Tumarkin, winner of the Israel Prize, passed away at the age of 87. 
Tumarkin was one of the most prominent artists in Israel, and was known for his paintings and his outdoor sculptures and monuments. Over the years he has won many awards for his work in Israel and around the world.

 

The Farkash Gallery  Offer for sale the most iconic painting and one of the most important works by the artist Yigal Tumarkin in the history of Tel Aviv and Israeli art in general. This work was hanging on the mythological Kassit coffee in Tel Aviv
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Cafe Kassit

The cafe was first established in 1935 by Ezekiel Weinstein (later known as Hazkel Ish Kasit), Yuva Goldberg and Ilona Mordechowitz. His famous envoys include Natan Alterman, Avraham Shlonsky, Yabi, Uri Lifshitz, Shmulik Krauss, Leah Goldberg, Chaim Guri, Moshe Shamir, Natan Zach, Hannah Rubina, Alexander Penn, Yosef Zaritzky, Moshe Bernstein, Avot Yeshurun, Zeev Yosifon, Binyamin Gon, Hanna Maron and Yaakov Rechter, the Lul group (led by Uri Zohar and Arik Einstein) and “Huna” with the biggest shoes. In the 1950s, there was a special wing reserved for members of the “Parliament of Kassit”. 

Just for the curiosity
According to the stories, the artist Yigal Tumarkin was in constant quarrels with Hazkel, the owner of the Kassit cafe.

1960–1970: “The Art of Protest”
In 1960, Tumarkin returned to Israel with the encouragement of Danziger, Yona Fischer and Sam Dubiner to “do an exhibition at Bezalel, and then return,” [13] but remained in Israel for another two years. In 1961, Tumarkin’s first solo exhibition in Israel opened at the Bezalel Disability Center. Tumarkin wrote that he came from Paris “with the gospel of the object and the assemblage, the same poetic garbage that was not known and accepted in the land of the lyrical abstract.” 

In the works he created, the influence of pop art and avant-garde protest art stands out. In the painting “Panic About Pants” (1961), from the famous works of the time, Tumarkin used a pair of stained work pants, painted in black, to which he added a red color. In the following years he began to sculpt in various scraps and iron, and in his words “it seems to me then that I am creating an absurdity – archeology in the present time.” In 1961 he traveled to the Negev, building models of landscape sculptures. In 1962 he traveled to Japan and the United States to learn Japanese painting techniques.

Monumental sculptures created by Tumarkin during this period, such as The Arad Lookout (1962–1968), are an exception to his figurative approach at the time. This approach to design was typical of most of the monuments he sculpted in the 1960s. In its design, the monument symbolizes and shapes a human experience in the landscape, “not only in its form and materials, but also in its location (it represents) the entirety of the context.” [16] However, Tumarkin retained the expressive language in the design of the structure and composition.

In 1964, Tumarkin received a damaged weapon that had been taken out of the IDF weighing a ton, from which he created forty assemblage sculptures during five months in his studio, which was then located in Kiryat Hamelacha in Tel Aviv. September 22. “When I create a statue of a broken weapon,” Tumarkin claimed in a press interview, “there is something daunting about that. We keep claiming that we have turned to peace and we cringe at the verse “and his sword shall fall on them” – well, that’s the line that guides me. ” In the sculpture “Put Me Under Your Wing” (1964–1965), Tumarkin created a kind of iron shell from which rifle butts emerge. A similar approach stands out in the creation of his well-known sculpture “He Walked in the Fields” (1967).

Among the main exhibitions that Tumarkin presented during this period are: the exhibition “Gnesters” (1967) at the Gordon Gallery, “The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” (1968) at the Tel Aviv Museum, and more. Following the great success of his exhibitions, Tumarkin won the “Sandberg Prize” from the Israel Museum in 1968 together with the painter Arie Aroch. This was the second time that the prize was awarded, and the statue “Lights and Tomes” was purchased by the museum. 

The group of sculptors known as the “Astronauts”, created in the late 1960s, is a transition from the expressive nature of his early work in which “his warriors were converted into astronauts, scrap – in nickel-plated polished welds, and the expressionist seizure of the For a time, most of them were female figures, using mannequin mannequins on top of which Tumarkin designed a kind of large ornate hats in a surrealistic spirit. 

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SAVE THE DATE Politically Correct Exhibition 22.NOV.2019

The Farkash Gallery is proud to present
A new exhibition of 3 uncompromising artists
Politically correct exhibition

במסגרת חגיגות שבוע האיור בתל אביב 2019  גלריה פרקש גאה להציג תערוכה חדשה 

פוליטקלי קורקט
 תערוכה של 3 אמנים שלא מתפשרים

ליאור פלדאהרון פרקששמוליק גרנית 

אתר שבוע האיור 

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22.NOV.2019
 פתיחה יום שישי בשעה 11 בבוקר בגלריה פרקש יפו העתיקה
כניסה חופשית

גלריה פרקש תציג בשבוע האיור 3 אומנים כישרוניים שהבינו כי אינם יכולים להתפרנס מהאומנותם אף על פי כי התשוקה היחידה שלהם היא ליצור אומנות ולתת דרור לפנטזיות הקודחות בראשם, שלושתם מציירים בזמנם הפנוי ציור בוטה ולא מתפשר. שוק האומנות הוא שוק פוריטני ושמרני ואינו מוכן להתמודד עם ערום גס אברי מין ואמירות שאינם פוליטיקלי קורקט או כל רמז מיני כלשהו לדוגמא הציורים של קיט הרינג הם מהמובקשים בעולם והמחירים מרקיעי שחקים אבל ברגע שמופיע אבר מין גברי המחיר צונח וכמעט ובלתי אפשרי למכור. אחד המשפטים הכי נפוצים שאני שומע מאספנים “יש לי ילדים בבית” או “אישתי לא תתן לי להכניס אישה ערומה הביתה” אז זהו אנחנו פה בשביל לצור אומנת ללא תכתיבים וללא פשרות מי שרוצה יסתכל ויהנה ומי שלא ביי ביי.

 

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Ika Abravanel’s “Walk The Talk” at Venice Biennale

 

“The Farkash Gallery” is excited to announce that one of our home artists, Ika Abravanel, will show an exhibition in this year Venice Biennale. “Walk The Talk” will be presented at Plazzo Bembo.

Ika Abravanel comes from a family of Swiss-Jewish , and Israeli musicians.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, he was discovered at a very young age by Yvette Schupak, who was Marc Chagall’s student, and began studying painting.

Later on, he joined Bezalel’s afternoon painting class in Jerusalem, and studied mainly techniques and materials. As the years went by, he continued to develop his own style.

The 58th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia will take place from the 11 May – 24 November 2019.

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COMING SOON- International Women’s Day 8.3.19

SAVE THE DATE, 8th March 2019
בשעה 11 בבבוקר

באופן מושלם בלתי מושלמת

אמניות במפגש אישי ונשי

שמיני במרץ ביום האישה הבין-לאומי תפגשנה שש אמניות מרחבי העולם בגלריה אחת ביפו, הן לא תדברנה על העצמה, וגם לא על תנועת “מי טו”, הן תצגנה את האמנות שלהן בלי צורך להתנצל, בלי צורך להיות מושלמות, ובכל זאת הן תדברנה על הצורך בעולם המשולם הזה להיות לא מושלמת.

כי בכולנו יש סדקים ומשם בוקע האור שר לנו לאונרד כהן… There is a crack in everything – That’s how the light gets in

Perfectly imperfect
Artists in a personal and feminine encounter
March 8th – On International Women’s Day, five female artists will meet in one gallery in Jaffa.
They will not talk about empowerment, nor about me too, they will represent the art
Without having to apologize, without having to be perfect, and yet they will
talk about the need for this perfect world to be imperfect.

The place – “The Farkash Gallery” in Jaffa
Farkash Gallery in the alleys of Jaffa will present for three weeks six artists:
Israelis, Kazakh who lives in Germany and Italian artists
A multidisciplinary artist a photographer, and a sculptor will collaborate from this year International women day for two weeks in order to present and talk about their non-perfect lives.

The following artists will present their works:

גליה זמיר

ישראל

אמנית וציירת

זמיר נולדה בשיקגו וחיה כיום בישראל. בעלת תואר ראשון בפיסכולוגיה ואמנות מקל טק קליפורניה ולימודי המשך באמנות ב”מכללה . האקדמית בית ברל”. זמיר היא אמנית המציירת בעיקר את סביבתה, לפעמים היא ממשית ולעיתים מדומיינת, בחירת המדיום לרוב נקבעת  לפי האוביקט. הציגה בתערוכות ובגלריות ברחבי בארץ

Galia Zamir 

Israel

Painter and artist

Galia was born in Chicago and today she lives and works in Israel. She have a degree in Psychology and Art from CA California and further art studies from “Beit Berl Institution”. Zamir mostly paints her environment, the real and the imaginary. The medium is mostly chosen by the object she decides to reflect.  Galia presented in various Israeli exhibitions

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COMING SOON “WALK THE TALK” BY IKA ABRAVANEL

The Farkash Gallery Is Proud to Announce

“WALK THE TALK”

An Exhibition by Ika Abravanel

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15- November 2019 – 19:30

For More details Please contact Us

aaafarkash@gmail.com

0546868687

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