Asa + Yehoshafat with Dog
Bronze, Boulder & Bluestone
86 x 120 x 80 inches. Ed. of 5 + 1 A.P.
About the Artist: Boaz Vaadia
Boaz Vaadia, born in Gat Rimon, Israel in 1951 and was self-taught in art until he made enough money to attend the Avni Institute of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1971. During these years he taught himself welding and stone masonry. And following graduation built his first casting foundry for bronze. In 1975 he was awarded his first, of two, American-Israel Cultural Foundation grants to study in the U.S. He has lived and worked in New York City ever since. His unique sculptures – either in bronze or stacked bluestone slate – evoke his Israeli heritage in a meditative contemporary, yet sensual, style. Boaz Vaadia’s sculptures are permanently sited in numerous prominent public collections as well as museums, and private collections throughout the U.S., including: New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Time Warner Center, New York City; the Ravinia Sculpture Park, Chicago, IL; the Independence Park, Tel Aviv, Israel; and The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.