Michal Na'aman

b. 1951
is an artist and art lecturer, born in 1951. In her work, Na'aman extensively focused on representation, gender, theology, verbal perception versus visual perception, language limitations and visual limitations. Na'aman is considered one of the pioneers in conceptual art and even won the Israel Prize for Art in 2014. In 1969 she began her studies in HaMidrasha – Faculty of the Arts, and was greatly influenced by Raffi Lavie. Like many others, Na'aman absorbed quite a bit of Lavi's artistic language and frequently visited him in his home, which was then located on 42 Yona Hanavi Street in Tel Aviv, and became a meeting place for many artists. At the same time, Na'aman was also able to show independence in her art. For example, many of her works include a textual image, in contrast to the absolute separation between form and content Lavie was so supportive of. Later on, they became colleagues, when they both were part of the teaching staff in the Midrasha, Na’aman still teaches there today. The judges who chose Michal Na’aman for receiving the Israel Prize explained the reasons for it, they defined her body of work as unique, enigmatic and extremely original. Na'aman's works always raise questions and existential wonderment, as well as profound thought about the world which they describe, all by using a wide range of visual means, and quite a bit of humor. Nevertheless, Na'aman continued to create impressive conceptual art, especially through collages. She participated in numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad, and was not afraid of confronting even loaded concepts as divinity. Like another groundbreaking artist - Lea Nikel - who has had a significant influence on many painters, Michal Na'aman is also considered to have empowering influence over future generations in Israeli art. Her role as a professor in the Midrasha is part of that influence, but mainly, it’s her deep and extraordinary thinking, and her expression in a variety of inspirational artistic measures that make her a role model.

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Lot : 138

Michal Na’aman
Milk and Honey, The Promised Land, 1997,…

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Michal Na’aman
Mehr Licht, 2014, Oil and masking tape…

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10000

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Michal Na’aman
Show it, it shows, Oil on Canvas,…

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13000

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Michal Na'aman
Sintalks, 2004-2015, oil on canvas, 30X40 cm.…

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1900

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Michal Na’aman
Birthmark, 2013, Oil on canvas, 30X60 cm.…

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2200

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Michal Na’aman
Lux Eterna, 2011, Oil and mixed media…

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10000

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Michal Na’aman
My Tongue and My Teeth, 1997, Oil…

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Michal Na’aman
Add More Red to a sad Story,…

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Michal Na'aman
Excess Birth Mark, Oil and marker on…

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1600

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Michal Na'aman
Yahweh, Yahonah, 1976, Acrylic and collage on…

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2500

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Michal Na'aman
The Eye of the Country, 2006, Photo,…

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Michal Na'aman
Light Trees, Gold Exchange, 1999, Oil on…

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1800

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Michal Na'aman
A Terrible Beauty was Born, 1997, Oil…

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$8,000 - $12,000

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Michal Na'aman
Triptych: Father Time, 1978, Industrial paint and…

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6000

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Michal Na'aman
Duck to Rabbit, 8 parts: Industrial paint…

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$12,000 - $18,000

Lot : 120

Michal Na'aman
To Be Buried While Alive Is-in Black,…

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8000

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Michal Na'aman
Penguin Cutting, 2005, Oil on canvas, 40X60…

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2400

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Michal Na’aman
Yona Fischer, 2000, Oil on canvas, 28x38…

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$2,000 - $3,000

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Michal Na’aman
The Fear of the Butterfly, 1993, Oil…

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11000

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Michal Na’aman
Show it, 1987, oil on canvas, 150x120…

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$10,000 - $15,000

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Michal Na’aman
The palm of the hand, 1976, Mixed…

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600

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Michal Na’aman
A Land Eats Its People, 1974, Pen…

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320

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Michal Na’aman
The Fig Tree, 2002, Oil on canvas,…

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3200

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Michal Na’aman
Nothing is Hidden, 1996-2007, Oil on canvas,…

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$10,000 - $15,000

Lot : 606

Michal Na’aman
Spies, 1974, mixed media on paper, 75x100…

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2000

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Michal Na’aman
Who’s Behind Me and Who’s in Front,…

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420

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Michal Na’aman
Stay Illusion, 2014, Oil and masking tape…

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Michal Na’aman
I Will Live Later, What I Write…

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8000

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Michal Na’aman
Twice told Tale, 2001, Oil on canvas,…

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5500

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Michal Na’aman
Messiah as Messiah, 1996, Oil and masking…

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9000

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Michal Na’aman
Cleft Palate, 1976, mixed media and collage…

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1700

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Michal Na’aman
Messiah as Messiah, Oil and masking tape…

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7000

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Michal Na’aman
Vai Hi O, 1975, Collage on panel,…

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2800

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Michal Na’aman
A Terrible Beauty was Born, 1997, Oil…

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9500

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Michal Na’aman
Half New Sheqel, Oil on paper laid…

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7500

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