Yaacov Agam is commissioned to paint the 320-feet tall by 310-feet wide wall at Villa Regina, a condominium complex in Miami.
‘The middle of the building will be white,” Mr. Agam said. ”From there the color scale goes up and down, so that the building will seem to be glowing, radiating color and energy out of itself.’
”The colors are the colors of the rainbow; they will create almost an enormous arc of Noah,” he said, referring to the rainbow that marked the covenant between God and every living creature. ”Today, when the world could be destroyed at any moment, it will be a sign of hope. The colors will also make you happy. That’s what Miami stands for.” (New York Times, Jan. 6, 1984)
Agam’s painting is part of a plan to make the Villa Regina into a center for art and music, according to the New York Times.
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