Happy 83rd Birthday Yaacov Agam! [Park West Gallery Giveaway]

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* This contest has now ended. The winner will be posted below, and thank you to all who entered!

YAACOV AGAM (b. May 11, 1928 – ) is often called the “Father of Kinetic art” for having pioneered a new art form which stresses change and movement. Today is the 83rd birthday of this world-renowned artist, and Park West Gallery is inviting you to help us celebrate! Here’s how…

Contest Rules and Prize Details

Agam The Elysee SalonTHE PRIZE

Park West Gallery will select our favorite response from all of the contest entries. One winner will receive a copy of the following:

Agam: The Elysee Salon, a gorgeous full-color hardcover art book, published by Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2007. The Elysee Palace Salon was the vision of President and Madame Georges Pompidou who believed that “sensitivity to modern art would further the country’s awareness of modernity allowing it to be able to better embrace the fierce rate of its development.” This book is a testimony to the vision of Pompidou; the philosophy and creativity of Agam; and the commission, politics, installation, and reinstallation of the Salon that took place over a thirty-two year period from 1968 to 2000.


RULE #1: Post your answer to the following question in the comments below.

As Yaacov Agam considers his works of art to be “visual prayers” or creations which each reflect upon the metaphysical, he chooses to incorporate factors of 9 into each work to “resonate” this purpose (more on this here). Why/how has the number 9 been influential in your life?

For example, maybe you come from a family of 9 siblings? Is your favorite hockey player Red Wings great #9 Gordie Howe? Do you have a funny story about the time you spent 9 days camping in the jungle? You get the idea.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since we’ll be choosing our favorite response, you’ll score bonus points by getting really creative and relating the number 9 to a Park West Gallery experience! For example, have you attended 9 different Park West Gallery cruise art auctions? Or perhaps you’ve collected 9 works of art from Park West Gallery?

Not familiar with artist Yaacov Agam, or need a little inspiration for your answer? Visit these Park West Gallery sites for more info:

RULE #2: Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. (Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner.)

RULE #3: EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

The name of the contest winner will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery during the week of May 16-20, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winner will also be notified via email.

Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 13, 2011 @ midnight EST.

Good Luck!


REBECCA L. | posted May 12, 2011 at 11:53 am


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