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, 1979, seems to explore similar concepts to Kadishman’s The Forest
, with its use of yellow ‘boards’ set in front of or behind trees, though in this case, the boards may be a part of the original photograph. Characteristically for Kadishman’s printworks, yellow highlights are central to the piece, whilst adding to the unmistakably ‘New York’ feel of the piece.
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Date of work
Original: Screenprint on paper 80.7 x 61.3 xm Tate. Presented by Rose and Crhis Prater 1979 © Menashe Kadishman, courtesy www.kadishman.com
Menashe Kadishman (1932 – 2015) was an Israeli artist, working in sculpture and paint. Born in Mandate Palestine, Kadishman studied first with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, and then in Jerusalem with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann. Alongside these studies, he worked as a shepherd to support his family, his father having died when Kadishman was 15. In 1959, he moved to London, where he studied art at both Saint Martin's School of Art and the Slade School of Art, and with Anthony Caro and Reg Butler. His work won 11 awards from 1960–2002, and his sculptures, paintings and public installation works are held in collections all over the world. Several pieces form part of Tate’s collection.