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Prima Facie

FaceTime! Israel’s largest private art collection, the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, has opened a new show, “Prima Facie”, in its series of exhibitions held at the Tel Aviv University Art Gallery.

Already on the gallery’s fifth exhibition, “Prima Facie” at The Igal Ahouvi Art Collection seeks to investigate the changing face of portraiture in modern and contemporary art. The diversity of the collection allows for the overall theme to be covered in a wide range of media, such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, installation and video works, covering a time frame from the beginning of the 19th century until the present day. Portraiture has often been a highly discussed and widely popular subject matter. However, the way portraits are being made and understood has evolved drastically over the decades, resulting in works that interpret the subject matter much more freely.

Assembled over the past ten years, the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection draws from a wide range of contemporary artworks, some of which have been included in the exhibition to exemplify and highlight different approaches to portraiture from Israeli and international artist such as Richard Prince, Thomas Ruff, Andy Warhol, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Igael Tumarkin, Michael Gross, Chuck Close, and Luc Tuymans to name but a few.

Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
CHUCK CLOSE, Kate, 2007. Courtesy Phillips
CHUCK CLOSE, Kate, 2007. Courtesy Phillips
MELANIE MANCHOT, Double portrait, Mum and I, 1997
MELANIE MANCHOT, Double portrait, Mum and I, 1997
ALEX PRAGER, Face in the Crowd (Still from 3 Channel Video), 2013
ALEX PRAGER, Face in the Crowd (Still from 3 Channel Video), 2013
DROR DAUM, Untitled #14, 2013. Courtesy the artist
DROR DAUM, Untitled #14, 2013. Courtesy the artist
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, Untitled (from the series the Egg-Paintings), 1996.
Courtesy Christie’s
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, Untitled (from the series the Egg-Paintings), 1996. Courtesy Christie’s
RICHARD AVEDON, Dick Hickock, murderer; and Perry Smith, murderer, April 1960, 1960.
Courtesy of Christie’s, © The Richard Avedon Foundation Image
RICHARD AVEDON, Dick Hickock, murderer; and Perry Smith, murderer, April 1960, 1960. Courtesy of Christie’s, © The Richard Avedon Foundation Image
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
GERHARD RICHTER, Portrait Karl-Heinz Hering, 1968. Courtesy Phillip
GERHARD RICHTER, Portrait Karl-Heinz Hering, 1968. Courtesy Phillip
JOHANNES KAHRS, Untitled (Girl 1), 2007.
Courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine Gallery, NY and Zeno X Gallery Antwerp, © the artist
JOHANNES KAHRS, Untitled (Girl 1), 2007. Courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine Gallery, NY and Zeno X Gallery Antwerp, © the artist
IDO MICHAELI, Agent A (Self-portrait as the spy Eli Cohen), 2011. Courtesy the artist
IDO MICHAELI, Agent A (Self-portrait as the spy Eli Cohen), 2011. Courtesy the artist
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, Self Portrait, 1983. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, Self Portrait, 1983. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
YOUSUF KARSH, Albert Einstein, 1948. Courtesy of Christie’s, © The Estate of Yousuf Karsh
YOUSUF KARSH, Albert Einstein, 1948. Courtesy of Christie’s, © The Estate of Yousuf Karsh
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection
Prima Facie Installation View at the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Courtesy the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection

Read our Collection Portrait here.

The Igal Ahouvi Art Collection is included in the Art Guide.