Moshe Kupferman

2003-1926
Moshe Kupferman was born in Poland in 1926, his family members were textile merchants. During the Second World War, Kupferman was deported with his family, and spent the years throughout the war running away. The experiences he had gone through during that time were strongly expressed in his artistic works. As he immigrated to Israel in 1948, he became one of the founders of Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, a kibbutz he was a member of until his death in 2003. Kupferman's work is based on firm lines of fixed patterns. The colors of these elaborate shapes are usually gray, silver and purple, sometimes with a green splash. The viewer reacts with a strong emotional response precisely because of Kupferman's harsh set of rules regarding his work’s shapes and colors. Kupferman's abstract and serious paintings are formed in a way of layers and strata, he draws and erases with measured and precise brushstrokes, as the shapes vary between parallel lines, grid, X shapes, winding lines etc. Kupferman used to start painting by first covering the entire canvas with a layer of green paint, next he would engrave or paint shapes on it, adding and subtracting color. At the beginning of his career, his works depicted wire fences which emerged from his war memories, and although they gradually became more abstract and geometrical, his paintings still contained memories of the war. Kupferman's artistic handling of the Holocaust was done in a manner of restraint, resistance, camouflage and repression. It is not easy to digest Kupferman's paintings, and it takes concentration and effort to decipher his works. However, the tension and emotion stored in his works are revealed to those who are willing to observe and dedicate time in order to try and reach the essence of it, as if interpreting a song. During his lifetime, Kupferman has exhibited dozens of solo exhibitions in Israel and abroad (including at the Tel Aviv Museum, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Museum of Art at Ein Harod). He also won the Israel Prize for Painting in 2000. Kupferman's paintings are in great demand and a record price for his paintings was broken three times during Tiroch’s auctions: In 2012, the painting 'The Rift and Time' was sold at a record price of $ 65,000, and in 2013 that record broke when a painting from 1967 was sold at a price of $ 78,000 during a Tiroche auction.

Lot : 340

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1979, Mixed media on paper, 49X70…

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$800 - $1,200

Lot : 184

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1966, Oil on canvas, 21X26 cm.…

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$1,200 - $1,600

Lot : 185

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1983, Oil on canvas, 81X81 cm.…

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$5,000 - $8,000

Lot : 186

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1972, Oil on canvas, 54X65 cm.…

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$3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 183

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1985, Mixed media on paper, 56X76…

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$1,200 - $1,600

Lot : 132

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1986, Oil on canvas, 130X195 cm.…

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$15,000 - $20,000

Lot : 133

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1996,Oil on corrugated cardboard, 105X105 cm.…

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$10,000 - $15,000

Lot : 491

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 35X53 cm.…

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$600 - $900

Lot : 150A

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1970, Oil on canvas, 80X116 cm.…

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$7,000 - $10,000

Lot : 121

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1983, Oil on canvas, 130X162 cm.…

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$12,000 - $16,000

Lot : 348

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1983, Mixed media on paper, 35X50…

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$600 - $900

Lot : 121

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1969, Oil on canvas, 50X55 cm.…

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$1,800 - $2,500

Lot : 122

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1992, Mixed media on paper, 70X100…

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$1,500 - $2,000

Lot : 123

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1967, Oil on canvas, 130X195 cm.…

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$18,000 - $25,000

Lot : 7

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1996, mixed media on paper, 10X33…

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$200-$300

Lot : 37

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1986, lithograph on paper, 80X120 cm,…

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$300-$500

Lot : 9

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1986, mixed media on paper, 19X28…

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$300-$500

Lot : 38

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1990, silkscreen, 50X65 cm. Signed and…

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$100-$150

Lot : 144

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, Oil on canvas, 21X30 cm. Signed.

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$1,500 - $2,000

Lot : 145

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1991, Oil on canvas, 100X81 cm.…

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$5,000 - $8,000

Lot : 21

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1987, Mixed media on paper, 19X25…

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$500-$800

Lot : 23

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1994, mixed media on paper, 27x19…

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$600-$900

Lot : 502

Moshe Kupferman
Double sided: Untitled, 1995, mixed media on…

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$700 - $1,000

Lot : 500

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 2001, Mixed media on paper, 30x40…

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$600 - $900

Lot : 501

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1994, Mixed media on paper, 27X19…

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$600 - $900

Lot : 147

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1995, Mixed media on paper, 75x105…

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$2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 148

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, Oil on canvas, 33x46 cm. Signed.

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$2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 149

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1977, Oil on canvas, 100x148 cm.…

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$8,000 - $12,000

Lot : 150

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1986, Oil on canvas, 100x81 cm.…

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$5,000 - $8,000

Lot : 117

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1982, Oil on canvas, 114X130 cm.…

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$10,000 - $15,000

Lot : 566

Moshe Kupferman
Still Life, Oil on wood, 39X17.5 cm.…

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$1,000 - $1,500

Lot : 450

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1978, Mixed media on paper laid…

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$900 - $1,200

Lot : 411

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1989, mixed media on paper, 40x120…

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$1,000 - $1,500

Lot : 236

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1987, Mixed media on paper, 70X100…

Estimated price

$1,800 - $2,500

Lot : 237

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1979, Mixed media on paper, 70X100…

Estimated price

$1,800 - $2,500

Lot : 238

Moshe Kupferman
Untitled, 1992, Mixed media on Paper, 130X110…

Estimated price

$2,500 - $3,500

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