This is an original hand signed mixed media print titled “HALA” by famed Israeli artist Royi Akavia.
The detail is impeccable, and the extra thick paper surface has a silken luster.
Image measures: 12″ x 12″. Paper with border measures 16″ x 15″. Hand signed and numbered by the artist.
This piece is numbered from a limited edition of only 50 pieces.
Comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity. Comes unframed. In mint condition!
Royi Akavia is a native of Israel and now lives in Miami Beach. The world renown artist who studied under Salvador Dali, most notably was chosen by the Archdiocese of New York to undertake the historically significant “Christ and the Jubilee.” The 60” x 48” oil on canvas was presented to His Holiness Pope John Paul II by the Archdiocese to commemorate the coming new millennium.Importantly enough, Mr. Akavia’s work represents the third rendition of the same painting commissioned by the Catholic Church throughout the ages, dating back to the original painted by the famous renaissance artist Rafael. Mr. Akavia immediately followed up this endeavor with a painting of His Holiness Pope John Paul II for the Archdiocese.Additionally, Mr. Akavia was appointed official corporate artist for ambitious Y2K painting project.Mr. Akavia has also performed art direction and set design duties for several projects for MTV Europe, as well as painting one of eight 8” x 4” painting that was featured at Woodstock ‘99. In the past, Mr. Akavia was also commissioned by noted anti- child abuse non- profit organization Kidz 2000 to paint a portrait of popular rock music artist Lenny Kravitz. Perhaps Mr. Akavia is best known, however, for a series of works entitled “Faces That Make Money.” The distinctive pieces combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Mr. Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous – such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher.Select collectors of Mr. Akavia’s include Donald Trump, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (President of Chile), Senator Kakuji (Minister Of Culture, Japan), Page Parks and Ford Model Agencies.
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