Israel Public Art by Richard MargolisA Growing Catalog of Israel's Landmark Sculpture, Monuments, and Memorials

 

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This is a listing of all the public art items in the catalog. Feel free to browse around, view the slideshow, or look for a particular entry or artist.

The catalog is sorted alphabetically by "Title" at first, but you can sort by "Artist" or "Location", which puts all of the items at a place together so you can see what is there.

There are currently 353 art pieces in the catalog with another 2 dozen to be added in the next month.

ImageArt Title Artist's Name Description Location
Totem and Taboo Totem and Taboo Yigal Tumarkin   Abu Nabut Park
Jaffa
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom Rami Meiri "Boys" peeking in the window of a changing room at the beach Shower Building, Namal
Tel Aviv
Untitled Untitled Yuri Matskin "IO" could be a corporate logo or private code or puzzling sculpture that prompts speculation about its meaning Rabin Avenue
Modi'in
Ha Negev Brigade Monument Ha Negev Brigade Monument Dani Karavan 18 elements represent the watch tower, water pipeline and other symbols of the War of Independence
Overlooking Beer-Sheva, from the east
Beer-Sheva
Woman Against the Wind Woman Against the Wind Ilana Goor A dynamic bronze angel engaging the Mediterranean Sea Lahat Promenade near The Etzel Museum
Tel Aviv
Gan Hakovshim Memorial Gan Hakovshim Memorial To be Identified A monument to those who died in the Independence war Hakovshim Garden
Tel Aviv
Chair Chair Emanuel Hatzofe A "chair" that could be a sculpture, or a throne that would not be comfortable for long Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Cats on a Bench Cats on a Bench Ilana Goor A "clowder" of bronze cats in the sun, on a bench, in the park Story Gardens
Holon
Equinox Equinox Micha Ullman A "sculpture" because the museum says it is Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
Sculpture Sculpture Ezra Orion A "Sculpture" that directs our attention upward, toward the cosmos, as his later work would do


Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
Couple on a Wall Couple on a Wall Rami Meiri A 3 dimensional couple sitting on a wall Corner of Ebn-Gvirol and Arlozorov Streets
Tel Aviv
Negev Guardian Negev Guardian Emilio Mogilner A 450 ton sculpture that stands as witness to nearby environmental pollution Alongside Route 40
Ramat Hovav
Tall Still Life Tall Still Life Saul Salo A abstract perhaps symolic sculpture tthat encourages contemplation The Open Museum - Omer Industrial Park
Omer
Crescent Crescent Berny Fink A balanced moon on a pedestal In a park along the beach
Ashdod
Solly Zeigherman Bench Solly Zeigherman Bench Raphael Gertler A bench with a plaque that cements a relationship Prominade near the Arlosoroff Memorial
Tel Aviv
Bicycle Bicycle Asaf Lifshitz A bicycle capable of taking its rider to the sky The Open Museum - Omer Industrial Park
Omer
Unknown Unknown To be Identified A big gestural structure in the kikar HaMeyasdim Kikar
Petach Tikva
Etgar (Challenge) Etgar (Challenge) Hanna Stiebel A big graceful welcoming gesture that could be a Hebrew, or Chinese, letter Sheba Medical Center - Tel Hashomer
Ramat Gan
Faith Faith Alexander Lieberman A big sculpture on a prominent site by an important artist Eshkol Avemue and Derech Schechem
Jerusalem
Mosquito Mosquito Buky Schwartz A big simplified insect biting the ground Plaza in front of the Tel Aviv Museum
Tel Aviv
Struma Memorial Sculpture Struma Memorial Sculpture Andre Reves A big stone memorial that depicts a twisted ship sinking Struma Square
Holon
Journey in the Land Journey in the Land Haim Kapchich A big stone overhanging its base on the edge of an overlook Sculpture Road, Presidential Forest
Jerusalem
Coby Tal Memorial Coby Tal Memorial To be Identified A big stone perched on top of others along the highway Along Route 40 south of Be'er Sheva
Negev
The Vase The Vase Gideon Gechtman A big vase sitting in a little park that was under construciton when I visited 155 Ibn Gevirol
Tel Aviv
Happening Happening Yigal Tumarkin A big, colorful, energetic construction that looks like it wasi cut from styrofoam and would never be commissioned (That's a compliment!) Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Four Mothers Four Mothers Tanya Preminger A biomorphic representation of female anatomy City Square
Holon
Soul Bird Soul Bird David Gerstein A bird grid sculpture with with energetic figures in active poses, brightly painted, that provides lots to see Halochmim Street at Hama
Holon
Untitled Untitled Gedalia (Sucho) Suchowolsky A black globe clamped between blue disks like a pearl in a shell Renaissance Hotel, 121 HaYarkon
Tel Aviv
Alteneuland Alteneuland Tanya Preminger A blue mosaic partial elipse encased in a rough stone base Kikar, Hasharon at Harei Yehuda
Ganey-Tikva
Bike Rider Bike Rider David Gerstein A brightly painted sculpture Topor Sculpture Garden, Sheba Hospital, Tel Hashomer
Ramat Gan
Rabin Sculpture Rabin Sculpture Yossi Gofrin A bronze bust of Yitzhak Rabin at the place he was killed. Rabin Square, City Hall
Tel Aviv
A Man and a Cat Named Yitz A Man and a Cat Named Yitz Robert Shure A bronze gentleman with a friend on, perhaps, a lunch break Technion - Israel Institute ofTechnology
Haifa
Dizengoff Riding His Mare Dizengoff Riding His Mare David Zundelovitch A bronze Meir Dizengoff riding his horse 16 Rothchild Boulevard
Tel Aviv
Dr. George S. Wise Dr. George S. Wise Robert Berks A bronze portraitof the first president of the university Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
The New Broom The New Broom Daniel Manheim A broom that sweeps the sky The Green Gallery at Park Dina
Arsuf Kedem
The Pencils Sculpture The Pencils Sculpture Rafi Peled A bunch of pencils standing in the kekar 137 Weizmann
Tel Aviv
The Wife of Lot The Wife of Lot Moshe Sternschuss A carefully balanced pillar on the rim of the crater Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
Window Window Yael Artsi A carefully carved stone that invites inspection Sculpture Road, Presidential Forest
Jerusalem
Neguev Neguev Jacues Moeschal A carefully crafted architectural element calmly towering over scattered rocks on the rim of the crater Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
Segmented Galaxy Segmented Galaxy Berny Fink A carved round stone sculpture imbedded in the earth, cut into three sections The Open Museum - Omer Industrial Park
Omer
Hommage a la Grande Nature du Neguev Hommage a la Grande Nature du Neguev Yasuo Mizui A carved stone monolith with a hole cut at the top, on the rim of Ramon Crater Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
Forces of Nature Forces of Nature Aviva Berger A carved stone with a variety of shapes that invite interpretation Tzeelon Street, at the entrance to the city
Modi'in
Rain Trough Rain Trough Hava Mehutan A channel, bounded by flat stones, that funnels water over the edge of the crater Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
For Yitzhak Rabin For Yitzhak Rabin Yigal Tumarkin A chunk of stone cracked open with an iron tool stuck in the gap Abu Nabut Park
Jaffa
Autumn Autumn Tanya Preminger A chunk of stone that when noticed can be appreciated as not created by nature The Green Gallery at Park Dina
Arsuf Kedem
Reclining Figure Reclining Figure Henry Moore A classic Henry Moore sculpture  Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art
Tel Aviv
Promises Promises Promises Promises Ilan Averbuch A co-dependent wood and stone structure where each supports the other Tefen Industrial Park - The Open Museum
Western Galilee
Untitled Untitled Joseph Zukerman and Ruth Ben-Arye A collaboration between two artists to create a sculpture that looks like a mobile phone planted in the earth Emek Zvooloon Street, Avney Hahoshen Neighborhood
Modi'in
Portrait of My Father Portrait of My Father Lynne Feldman A colleage tapestry of a family ritual - father lighting candles at Passover Lounge at the Community Center
Modi'in
Troubles in the Square Troubles in the Square Zadok Ben-David A collection of incidents often involving birds and people mounted on a platform Plaza in front of the Tel Aviv Museum
Tel Aviv
Park Eagles Park Eagles Hed Shmueli A collection of Indian-inspired totems featuring talking birds and animals Southern entrance
Arad
Four Heroines Four Heroines Joseph Salomon A column with four figures emerging from stone — or ascending Yad Vashem
Jerusalem
Halelujah Holon Halelujah Holon Siona Shimshi A complex installation that incorporates features the history of Holon iconography etched into an arrangement of disks that invite inspection Kugel Street
Holon
Mitzpe Moav Mitzpe Moav Yigal Tumarkin A complex structure on a peak that overlooks the Dead Sea with a view of Jordan Mitzpe Mo'av
Arad
Syllables 6 Syllables 6 Yehiel Shemi A composition of flat steel plates bolted together to create a deliberate form Technion - Israel Institute ofTechnology
Haifa
Memory of the Future Memory of the Future Yigal Tumarkin A composition that honors Walter Benjamin Abu Nabut Park
Jaffa
Mandatory Sculpture #1 Mandatory Sculpture #1 Gabriel Klasmer A cone projecting to the ground from a street light In the median at 84-86 Ben Gurion Boulevard, at Goor Arye Lane
Tel Aviv
Fan Fan Gila Croker A construction that is simple and creative, employing material usually discarded The Green Gallery at Park Dina
Arsuf Kedem
Ouri's Corner Ouri's Corner Asaf Lifshitz A contented fellow sitting on a bench Technion - Israel Institute ofTechnology
Haifa
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument Nathan Rapoport A copy of the original monument in Warsaw, it represents the uprising and deportation march Yad Vashem
Jerusalem
The Lovers on Wheels The Lovers on Wheels Beny Levy A couple demonstrating a difficult balancing act The artists's Village
Ein Hod
Sculpture Sculpture (Gedalia) Sucho (Suchowolsky) A couple of lengths of chain, standing, perhaps as if posing for a photograph Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Asa & Yo'ah Asa & Yo'ah Boaz Vaadia A couple, one standing and one seated on a boulder, made from repurposed New York City sidewalks Time Warner Center, 58th Street Between 8th and 9th Avenues
New York City
Bunch Bunch Tanya Preminger A creative variation of a common garden decoration The Green Gallery at Park Dina
Arsuf Kedem
Simple Relations Simple Relations Tanya Preminger A cup of coffee at the entrance gate Tefen Industrial Park - The Open Museum
Ganey-Tikva
Malachi Sculpture Malachi Sculpture Shmuel Engel A cut steel sculpture in front of the gallery he started 26 Gordon Street
Tel Aviv
Kids on Steps Kids on Steps Rami Meiri A cutout mounted on a painted wall Corner of Ebn-Gvirol and Arlozorov Streets
Tel Aviv
Well and Four Dogs Well and Four Dogs Yaacov Dorchin A cylinder with four angry dogs that probably illustrates a story that is not evident Ben Ziyyon King George
Tel Aviv
Sky Pool Sky Pool Israel Hadany A delightful surprise - an illusion at the end of a path that lets your mind float Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
Suspense Suspense Menashe Kadishman A demonstration of the concept of stress and balance The plaza in front of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv
Past Places Revisited - A Villa Remembered Past Places Revisited - A Villa Remembered Dorothy Robbins A dreamlike representation of a familiar house opened up for viewing Topor Sculpture Garden, Sheba Hospital, Tel Hashomer
Ramat Gan
Witches Sabbath Witches Sabbath Yigal Tumarkin A dynamic contraption with a ram's head driven by gears on RR track Abu Nabut Park
Jaffa
Atarim Square Atarim Square Rami Meiri A face painted on a wall you can't miss Underpass, HaYarkon going north at Atarim Square
Tel Aviv
Ship of the Desert Ship of the Desert Nitzan Refaeli A fantastic aray that suggests ancient, or future, transport Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
Primordial Creature Primordial Creature Dina Merhav A fantastic rusted creature The Artists's Village
Ein Hod
The Warrior of Montauban The Warrior of Montauban Emile-Antoine Bourdelle A fierce figure backed up against a wall Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
Angels Riding Mythological Creatures Angels Riding Mythological Creatures Dan Ben-Arye A figure riding a creature in perfect balance The Artists's Village
Ein Hod
Pegasus Pegasus Tanya Preminger A flat folded horse with engraved with the theme of the French Revolution The Green Gallery at Park Dina
Arsuf Kedem
Animal Animal Dov Feigin A flat sculpture with triangles cut and turned around, that could have been made from paper with scissors Tefen Industrial Park - The Open Museum
Western Galilee
High Ambition High Ambition Dina Kraouss A flock of seagulls soaring aboveKshatot Square Kshatot Square
Ashdod
Frame of Mind Frame of Mind Israel Hadany A folded frame on an overlook with a view of Jordan Sculpture Promenade,
Arad
Noah Noah Evie Pollig A formal sculpture that could depict Michelangelo's David relaxing in front of the television after a long day on exhibit 105 Dizengoff Street
Tel Aviv
The Lions Fountain The Lions Fountain Gernot Rumpf A fountain with a "Tree of Life" in the center representing the three major religions that coexist in peace, surrounded by exotic animals Bloomfield Park
Jerusalem
Gate of Faith Gate of Faith Daniel Kafri A gate with lessons from the bible carved into the surface Abrasha Park, he highest place in Jaffa, near the Clock Tower
Jaffa
Walking Walking Ofra Zimbalista A gathering of 15 bronze people engaged in some sort of activity Tefen Industrial Park - The Open Museum
Western Galilee
Jar Jar Peter Brandes A giant jar that you might choose to hold flowers if it was not so big Yad Vashem
Jerusalem
Capital Capital Buky Schwartz A glass column with a flowing ribbons of steel peeling off and fluttering in the wind In front of the Isracard Building, 40 Hamasger St.
Tel Aviv
Energy Energy Benni Efrat A glistening cube that challenges our notion of sculpture Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Ahava Ahava Robert Indiana A graphic sculpture that has a huge physical presence Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
Trees in Negative Trees in Negative Menashe Kadishman A grove of negative trees The Anita Hirsh Family Garden, Yitzak Rabin Center
Ramat Gan
Macht Arbeit Frei Macht Arbeit Frei Yigal Tumarkin A grusome installation includes a pyramid, victim on a gurney, and pile of debris that represents the unthinkable Abu Nabut Park
Jaffa
Fruit of the Earth Fruit of the Earth Tanya Preminger A hand reaching up from the earth with produce on the fingertips Hagalil Street
Ganey-Tikva
Sacrifice of Isaac Sacrifice of Isaac Menashe Kadishman A haunting sculpture that looks over, or threatens, a plaza that students must traverse daily Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Fan Xylophone Fan Xylophone Nitzan Refaeli A huge working musical instrument on the edge of the crater Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
Extrapolations Extrapolations Benni Efrat A huge, heavy, slab of stone perilously suspended by what seems to be a thin cable that may not be strong enough Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
Cheech Monkey Cheech Monkey Zadok Ben-David A humorous reference to a popular political figure The Prominade at Cheech Beach
Tel Aviv
Desert Sculpture Park Desert Sculpture Park Ezra Orion A installation of dozens? of sculptures along the rim of Ramon Crater Desert Sculpture Park
Mitzpe Ramon
King and Queen King and Queen Sorel Etrog A large scale celebration of common fittings Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot
David Ben Gurion David Ben Gurion David Edelstein A larger than life sculpture of the man many consider to be the father of the state of Israel In the entrance to Ben Gurion Airport
Tel Aviv
Gan Hahaskalah Gan Hahaskalah Ram Eisenberg A linear park that features tables with poetry and text engraved in the surface, childrens areas that encourage creativity, benches for lingering and contemplation, and, you should appreciate, even the trees are creative. In the Bizzaron Neighborhood, along Hahaskalah Street between Hashalom Road and Ammindav Street
Tel Aviv

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