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Menashe Kadishman

Sculptures and Environments

Painter and sculptor Menashe Kadishman is one of Israel’s most important artists, and his famous sculptures can be found the world over in museums, private collections, and public spaces. This volume presents twenty of Kadishman’s most important works with full-color illustrations and accompanying text. Best known for his rolled steel sculptures dealing with the natural world—and in particular the interconnectedness of man, animals, and the environment—Kadishman has created many highly recognizable and sometimes distressing works that have figured prominently at, among other international venues, the Documenta IV and the various bienniales. Rounding out this exemplary overview of an exceptional artist’s work are a biography and a complete list of exhibitions.

135 pages | 75 color plates | 10 1/2 x 14 | © 2011

Jürgen B. Tesch

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents


Anti-Gravitational Minimalism: 1966–1975
I Suspense
II Uprise
III Suspended
IV Circles
V Above II
VI Segments
Integral Nature: 1969–1983
VII The Forest
VIII Negative and Positive Trees
IX Sheep Project
Existential Cycle: 1982 to Present
X Sacrifice of Isaac
XI Prometheus
XII Pietà
XIII Mother Carrying Her Sacrifice
XIV Resistance
XV Shalechet (Fallen Leaves)
XVI Birth
XVII Morning Light
XVIII Motherland
XIX Horse
XX The Kiss

Other Selected Sculptures in Public Collections
Artist’s Statement

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