Record-breaking Sale

Yaacov Agam’s artwork Growth sells in Sotheby’s New York auction for $698k and breaks the record for highest amount bid for any Israeli artist, living or deceased.

At another Sotheby’s New York auction, in November 2009, Agam broke the record for a work by a living Israeli artist when his “4 Themes Contrepoint” was sold for $326,500. The previous price record for the work of any Israeli artist was set by Mordecai Ardon’s “Timepecker,” which was sold at auction by Christie’s in Tel Aviv for $643,200.” – By Avital Burg, Dec. 20, 2010, for haaretz.com. His comment: “This does not amaze me … my prices will go up, in keeping with the history I made in the art world.”