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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1976.10.2
Object Name Print
Description "Sea Sea," 1974, lenticular screenprint on paper and cast acrylic by Yaacov Agam. Optical kinetic print; superimosed planes of individually colores eliptical, circular shaped and vertical bands on clear plastic for moire effect; vertically crenulated plastic surface; parallel glossy fabric with parallel cords nearly aligned and surfaces pressed together make interlocking shapes change in hue, tonal value and pattern as spectator moves across front of composition.

Label from The Collector's Eye (2014):
Sea Sea, 1974
Yaacov Agam (born 1928), Israeli
Lenticular screenprint on paper and cast acrylic
Gift of Fern and Manfred Steinfeld, 1976.10.2

Yaacov Agam developed a particular type of printing called the “Agamograph”—a print on cast acrylic (this one is Perspex®) that creates different images depending on the angle from which it is viewed. By joining various images that can separate or combine into one, he introduces rhythm and movement into the static art of painting.

Agam notes, “We are different from what we were three moments ago, and in three minutes more, we will again be different...” His art plays with this idea of the endless flow of time, producing images that are never fixed, but continuously change and evolve.
Title Sea Sea
Date 1974
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Agam, Yaacov
Medium ink
Material cast acrylic | paper
Technique screenprint
Dimensions H-12.25 W-11.5 inches
Credit line Gift of Fern and Manfred Steinfeld
Subjects Time
Optical illusions