Yaacov Agam leaves his mark in NYC, again
Yaacov Agam, the Father of Kinetic Art, winding down a multi-week visit to New York, dined at the celebrated Per Se restaurant with his son and fellow Park West Gallery artist Ron Agam. The duo was asked to sign the restaurant’s guest book, of which Yaacov Agam was directed to its first page — which remained blank for a special occasion. The artist filled the page by illustrating his exceptional dining experience. “It was truly a genius drawing,” said Ron Agam. “For my part, I wrote ‘fantastic’ on page two, not wanting to disturb the masterpiece.”
Yaacov Agam’s works of art are part of the permanent collections at the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Jewish Museum in New York. He is also the designer of the world’s largest Menorah, which has been lit many times over the years by Agam, mayors of the city and other dignitaries. It is displayed at Fifth Avenue and 59th street during Hanukkah, the Jewish celebration of lights.