Meir Pichhadze

1955-2010
Pichhadze was born in Georgia and immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of 17, this was after he had already studied painting for a few years, following in Makvalla’s footsteps (his older sister), and despite of his father who was against it. After Makvalla’s death in 1979, Meir decided to let go of the past and change his painting style - in order to do that, he turned to study at the Kalisher art school in 1982. Being an esteemed painter, he was accepted straight away to the second year. Saying that, he also suffered from insecurities due to a lack of fluency in Hebrew, a stutter that characterized his speech until the age of 26, a heavy Georgian accent and alienation, which is a common thing for many immigrants, even for years after making the transition. Painting was a wonderful way for Meir Pichhadze to overcome all of these things, and indeed he was utterly invested in it - considered to be an artist who lived and breathed his art. Pichhadze is considered one of the most courageous and unconventional painters, who did not allow artistic conventions to tie him down. For example, one of Pichhadze's distinguishing features was his choice to start his paintings on black canvases rather than the usual white ones. His explanation was he "approached the blackness with a flashlight and illuminated it" - and indeed his work was characterized by constant tension between existential darkness and flashes of light. Meir Pichhadze’s typical free spirit also led his creation to be versatile in its wide range of styles, and to focus on many subjects: in Georgia he painted peasants and created traditional copper art (for this was the focus of his studies); At the beginning of his career in Israel his paintings were very surreal. Later on came the romantic landscapes paintings, bordering on kitsch (something that did not deter Pichhadze, who distinguished between several types of kitsch and in any case saw it as a legitimate element in the art world). Classical portraits: Works in which children's drawings are combined, paintings in the style of figurative realism, paintings that examined the image of the wandering Jew, and more. Pichhadze's paintings also tended to intertwine different motifs, especially the constant desire to avoid the pitfalls of clear definitions.

Lot : 100

Meir Pichhadze
The Elder, Oil on canvas, 40X80 cm.…

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$3,000 - 5,000

Lot : 102

Meir Pichhadze
Flowers by the Window, Oil on canvas,…

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$6,000 - 8,000

Lot : 589

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape on a drop, Oil on board,…

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$1,000 - 1,500

Lot : 692

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape, Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard,…

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$500 - 700

Lot : 136

Meir Pichhadze
Untitled, 1998, Oil and ink on canvas,…

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 226

Meir Pichhadze
Nude, Oil on canvas, 78X78 cm. Signed.…

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$6,000 - 8,000

Lot : 241

Meir Pichhadze
Untitled, 1987, Oil on canvas, 128X157 cm.…

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$6,000 - 8,000

Lot : 402

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape, Oil on cardboard, 32X21 cm. Signed.

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$700 - 1,000

Lot : 226

Meir Pichhadze
Figures in the Forest, Oil on canvas,…

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 227

Meir Pichhadze
Nana in the Window, Oil on canvas,…

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 281

Meir Pichhadze
Riding in the Moon Light, 1998, Oil…

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 278

Meir Pichhadze
Sculptures in the Landscape, Oil on board,…

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$2,000 - 3,000

Lot : 279

Meir Pichhadze
Couple, Oil on board, 32X40 cm. Signed.

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$3,000 - 4,000

Lot : 280

Meir Pichhadze
Girl on Bicycle, 1995, Oil on board,…

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$1,500 - 2,000

Lot : 473

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape with Chair, Oil on board, 15x12…

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$800 - 1,200

Lot : 715

Meir Pichhadze
Soldiers in landscape, 1995, Oil on wood,…

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$1,000 - 1,500

Lot : 192

Meir Pichhadze
Nana in Landscape, Oil on canvas, 50X70…

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 193

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape with a Chaise Longue, Oil on…

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$3,000 - 4,000

Lot : 194

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape with Hearts, 1991, Oil and collage…

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$7,000 - 10,000

Lot : 253

Meir Pichhadze
Shapes, 1987, Oil on canvas, 60X90 cm.…

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$4,000 - 6,000

Lot : 266

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape with a Horse, Oil on masonite,…

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$4,000 - 6,000

Lot : 302

Meir Pichhadze
Nana, Oil on canvas, 60X50 cm. Signed.

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 303

Meir Pichhadze
Nude, Oil on canvas, 55X46 cm. Signed.

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$3,000 - 5,000

Lot : 304

Meir Pichhadze
Nana by the Window, Oil on canvas,…

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$7,000 - 10,000

Lot : 624

Meir Pichhadze
Young Woman, Oil on canvas, 25X25 cm.…

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$2,000 - 3,000

Lot : 197

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape with a Girl, Oil on cardboard,…

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$3,000 - 5,000

Lot : 198

Meir Pichhadze
A Landscape with a Girl, Oil on…

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$5,000 - 7,000

Lot : 199

Meir Pichhadze
Landscape with a Girl, Oil on canvas,…

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$8,000 - 12,000

Lot : 178

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 Forest Cavalier, Oil and…

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$6,000 - 8,000

Lot : 243

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 Harp Player, Oil on…

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$3,000 - 5,000

Lot : 244

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 Landscape with Sculpture of…

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$2,000 - 3,000

Lot : 245

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 Landscape with Young Woman,…

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$3,000 - 5,000

Lot : 96

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 A Couple in the…

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$3,000 - 4,000

Lot : 97

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 Meir Sitting on Suitcases,…

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$25,000 - 35,000

Lot : 47

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 Young Woman Seated, 1974,…

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$2,000 - 3,000

Lot : 48

Meir Pichhadze
1955 - 2010 A Figure in the…

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$7,000 - 10,000

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