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    Sale 5846

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    29 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 114

    Menachem Helholz-or (b.1911)

    Jerusalem

    Price Realised  

    Menachem Helholz-or (b.1911)
    Jerusalem
    signed in Hebrew, signed again 'Helholz-or' (lower centre) and dated '1955' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    23½ x 22¾in. (60 x 57.5cm.)


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    Fleeing Hitler's Germany, where he had been born in 1911, Menachem Helhoz-or settled in Palestine in 1933 and slowly began to carve a career for himself, strongly rooted in the Expressionist and Bauhaus aesthetics of his native country. His cityscapes of Jerusalem and Jaffa were strongly influenced by the formal patterning in Klee's work, fused with the prism effects found in German Cubism. His fondness for the avant-garde and the lack of traditionalist sentimentality in his work stood his work apart from many of his Israeli contemporaries, and demonstrates his closeness to the central-European movements at the time of his youth.

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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist's estate by the present owner