Auction 25 Young Contemporary Israeli Art
Feb 13, 2021

Kookoo is honored to present you with the 25th sale - on the eve of Valentine's Day

We have curated for you a variety of special works for investment and endless beauty

Opportunity to purchase a work by the young and excellent artist Katya Lifshin - we emptied her studio of all the small works and the prices are tempting

Breathtaking quality collages by Naomi Shalev - the most special and interesting collage artist in Israel

Excellent works by the painter Jonathan Becker

*** 3 original works by international artist Julie Filipenko ***

We will introduce you to the photographer Maayan Sabag, a total of 21 years old and has already caught our eye,

The embroidery works of Sveta Shelest will bring us a happy smile,

Graffiti artist Kot-Art in the most huge work he has created (and not on a wall)

We brought from abroad: Lucy Sparrow's felt puppets (London) 

And more good and cool works just like Kookoo loves

We will make deliveries with a courier for only NIS 39

Please text each request 0558859447 (Lisa)

Enjoy and good luck

(As always - prices include VAT and no extra VAT)

The auction has ended

LOT 32:

Naomi Shalev
''Its a new day' and my works are still in the ...

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Start price:
$ 200
Estimated price:
$400 - $600
Auction house commission: 15%
VAT: 17% On commission only
Users from foreign countries may be exempted from tax payments, according to the relevant tax regulations

''Its a new day' and my works are still in the corner'' 2018
Collage made of newspapers
30/42 cm

Meet the best collage artist in the Land of Israel - meet Naomi Shalev
Naomi Shalev, born in Ukraine (1976) is an Israeli artist known for her complex collages.
Naomi lives and works in Yokneam Illit. In her works, Naomi tells her personal story.

Pay attention to the exact light games!
Enlarge the image and look at the small details:
What the skin made of, the eyes, how the artist creates "folds" in the shirt - such a high level of collage we have never seen before.
In this sale five works by Naomi, some works are a self-portrait of the artist. Naomi likes to 'play' with the viewer when it comes to gender.
Highly recommend this art.

Naomi describes her excellent work:
'' I create collages from newspaper clippings from the late 1990s.
My affair with collages began with pornographic magazines. Many years ago, a friend gave me a collection of his Playboy and Hustler magazines - which he no longer needed. I also did not know exactly what to do with that pile ...
I started cutting out pictures and putting them together in funny compositions. I had no better idea at the time. Later I was looking for ways to make larger compositions - I have always loved oversized projects. This is how the technique I work with to this day was born - the use of tears on newspaper pages instead of a brush and paints: painting with newspapers ''.
'' One of the basic elements in my work is suffering. Like any human being, I too have so many unfulfilled desires that will never be expressed, that cause intense mental suffering! This is the statistic - raw material from which, just like pieces of old magazines, I am putting together a new reality - private, much richer and more satisfying than the one I am imprisoned in here, in my physical body. A reality in which I have complete control over how things will look, proceed and develop - something I so miss in the "real" world! "
'' In my works there is always a narrative - a story that is the real reason for the work. A portrait is just a medium through which the story is told. It is true that most of the stories I tell are very personal and even intimate, but at the same time I want to believe that an attentive viewer will be able to "read" them even without knowing me and my life details.
The line between being clear enough to arouse interest and being too verbal is thin and dangerous. But that's exactly what interests me as an artist - to create a readable and recognizable personal symbolic world, but also one that leaves enough room for personal interpretation. "

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