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Benni Efrat


Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv



Stainless steel



Description A glistening cube that challenges our notion of sculpture
Caption "Benni Efrat (born 1936) is an Israeli painter, sculptor, printmaker and filmmaker who was born in Beirut. He immigrated to Israel in 1947. From 1959 to 1961, he studied at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv under Yehezkel Streichman (1906-1993).From 1966 to 1976, he lived in London, where he studied at St Martin's School of Art in London. After settling in New York City in 1976, became involved with conceptual art, producing drawings, prints and photographs that explore energy, space and the perception in sculpture. Efrat currently lives in Belgium"

"Benni Efrat (b.1935 Lebanon) An Israeli artist who settled in London in 1966, and later moved to the USA. Primarily a sculptor and film maker, he was concerned during the 1960s and 1970s, with movement, and the flow of time and energy. He also explored the relationships between object and space, using light and shadows to define matter, in works such as August, from the Undercover Blues Series (1980).Barbara Reise corresponded with Efrat and he asked her to write about his work. I like art which poses problems for everyone else but doesn't set out to solve them; art whose implications outstrip one's comprehension at any one point in its confrontation...I like art whose context is (or wants to be) the whole history of art and not just the styles and sales of the last decade. I don't like a lot of "art". But I very much like the art of Benni Efrat'

Other References To reqd the article "The Brave New World of Benny Efrat" by Lital Lev Cpohen in the Jerusalem Post go to:

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