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June 8, 2021 12:00 PM - June 16, 2021 07:00 PMCalender

Calman Shemi (Argentinian/Israeli, b. 1939) The Golden Altar Textile Art

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3665T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 08, 2021 12:00PM


Calman Shemi (Argentinian/Israeli, b. 1939) The Golden Altar Textile Art, late 20th century, wool and silk abstract design, incised signature l.l., ink signature on reverse with copyright mark, title, edition "1/9," and "SC 1582," ht. 53, lg. 62 3/4 in.

Note: Shemi is best known for his Soft paintings. These works are wall hangings composed of textiles organized like a collage. Shemi sews individual pieces together into tapestries, producing colorful arrangements reminiscent of Henri Matisse's cutouts. Born in 1939 in Argentina, he studied under Libero Badii and Rudi Lehmann at the School of Sculpture and Ceramics in Mendoza, and in 1961, he moved to the Kibbutz Carmia in Israel. Shemi's works are in the collections of the Spertus Museum of Judaica in Chicago and the Chicago Fashion Institute. He continues to live and work in Israel.
Estimate $400-600

No visible damage or repairs.

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Henri Matisse, Calman Shemi, Libero Badii, Chicago, Argentina, Israel