Igael Tumarkin

b. 1933
Born in 1933 in Germany, he immigrated to Israel with his mother at the age of two and grew up in Tel Aviv. When the time came to get drafted to the army, Tumarkin enlisted in the navy and served as a sabotage instructor. At the same time he began creating animal figurines which started selling in stores. After his release he began deepening his interest in the art world and started studying sculpture with the artist Rudi Lehman at the Ein Hod Artists Village. At the end of the 1950s, after a period of several years in which he lived in various countries throughout Europe, Tumarkin was exposed to the Dada movement, pop art and avant-garde art. These artistic movements influenced Tumarkin's works in a substantive way. In 1960 he returned to Israel and began sculpting in various scraps and in iron. During the Yom Kippur War, Tumarkin accompanied the IDF forces as a photographer and military correspondent. Tumarkin's works from the time after his return to Israel, constituted a significant change in the Israeli art world, which dealt mainly with abstract and internal expressions of emotion. His works, which were based on the assemblage technique, brought expressions of cultural and political protest to Israeli art, alongside the influences of pop art. Over the years, his paintings and sculptures have featured poetic images contrasted with a blunt, expressive and anti-war language. These attest to his deep involvement in Israel’s current affairs and culture. In addition to his main work in the sculpture field, Tumarkin has created many works in other media through the years, such as print, painting and photography. Along with small pieces he created and placed various sculptures and monuments throughout the country. His significance to Israeli art is immeasurably fundamental and therefore he won the Israel Prize for sculpture in 2004.

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Lot : 351

Igael Tumarkin
Marie Antoinette, 1989, Acrylic and pencil on…

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900

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Igael Tumarkin
Astronaut, 1969, Mixed media and collage on…

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440

Lot : 353

Igael Tumarkin
No, Mixed media on paper, 38X28 cm,…

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800

Lot : 354

Igael Tumarkin
Pax, Mixed media on paper, 38X28 cm,…

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1200

Lot : 355

Igael Tumarkin
Thou shalt not kill, Mixed media on…

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900

Lot : 356

Igael Tumarkin
Forged Steel Pillar for Yitzhak Rabin, Mixed…

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1300

Lot : 356A

Igael Tumarkin
No, Oil on canvas, 110X90 cm. Signed.…

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3400

Lot : 357

Igael Tumarkin
Hand, Ink and watercolor on paper, 100X70…

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2400

Lot : 130

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1960, Oil, iron and polyester on…

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$12,000 - $16,000

Lot : 131

Igael Tumarkin
Mandy, 1967, Oil, plaster and fiberglass on…

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7000

Lot : 178

Igael Tumarkin
Please Note - The work will be…

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3400

Lot : 179

Igael Tumarkin
Here is the Fire and the Wood…

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9400

Lot : 256

Igael Tumarkin
Woman’s Head, Bronze, height: 28 cm. Signed.…

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5500

Lot : 257

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1957, Iron, height: 45 cm. Signed…

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3000

Lot : 258

Igael Tumarkin
Torso, Iron, height: 75 cm. Signed.

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7500

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Igael Tumarkin
Fish, 1959, Oil, metal and collage on…

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2800

Lot : 6

Igael Tumarkin
999, Oil and plaster on wood, 21X24.5…

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750

Lot : 28

Igael Tumarkin
Figure with Hat, mixed media on paper,…

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750

Lot : 352

Igael Tumarkin
Old Jerusalem, 1978, Collage and mixed media…

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850

Lot : 353

Igael Tumarkin
Dovecote, Mixed media on paper,  50X60 cm.Signed.

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460

Lot : 459

Igael Tumarkin
Tsibi the Elephant, Mixed media on paper,…

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700

Lot : 546

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, Oil on cardboard, 70x50 cm. Signed.

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1200

Lot : 563

Igael Tumarkin
From the Gangster series, 1960s. Mixed media…

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550

Lot : 134

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1960s, Oil and collage on canvas,…

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$6,000 - $9,000

Lot : 135

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1960, Oil and collage on canvas,…

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2800

Lot : 136

Igael Tumarkin
Calanda Aragon, 1999, Oil, metal, drum and…

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$8,000 - $12,000

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Igael Tumarkin
Figure on a Chair, 1996-99, Wood, canvas…

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$5,000 - $8,000

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Igael Tumarkin
Figure with a Hat, mixed media on…

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500

Lot : 366

Igael Tumarkin
Ubu Roi, 1991, Panda and watercolor on…

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500

Lot : 491

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, Oil on Plywood, 48.5X48.5cm. Signed.

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1500

Lot : 492

Igael Tumarkin
EMC, Oil and mixed media on cardboard,…

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1700

Lot : 127

Igael Tumarkin
Untitled, 1962, Oil on canvas and iron,…

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2800

Lot : 128

Igael Tumarkin
Table, 1960, Oil and mixed media on…

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2800

Lot : 129

Igael Tumarkin
Meduse, 1987, Oil and iron collage on…

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$12,000 - $16,000

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Igael Tumarkin
Naked, mixed media on cardboard, 60X48 cm.…

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380

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Igael Tumarkin
Nude, 1968, pen and gouache on paper,…

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280

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