News and Events
40th Anniversary Celebration
You're invited to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Michael Hittleman Gallery and a benefit exhibition for artists of The Ethiopian Jewish Arts Workshop in Be'er Sheva
Sunday, October 16, Noon-4 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and complimentary valet parking
8403 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Exhibition To Benefit Artists of The Ethiopian Jewish Arts Workshop
October 16-29, in conjunction with a party for our gallery's 40th anniversary.
With Larry Abramson
at the Jerusalem Print Workshop, looking at Larry's exhibition of 30 years of his botanical prints, on our recent trip to Israel. July 2016.
Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue
Art Show and Sale
April 22-June 27, 2015
M-Th 9 -9, Fri 9-7, Sat 9-3, Sun 9-Noon
Featuring 43 works of Israeli art that are a history of Israeli art, plus a selection of contemporary Israeli art. The gallery and VBS are working together on it and the works are for sale. There will be an opening Wednesday night and further events will be scheduled.
First Floor exhibit - Contemporary Israeli Art
Second Floor exhibit - History of Israeli Art
Michael Hittleman Gallery Cited in Hadassah Magazine Article
"Not that long ago, exhibitions of Israeli art in the United States were mostly the purview of Jewish museums, synagogues, Jewish organizations—and Michael Hittleman’s eponymous and pioneering Los Angeles gallery, which opened in 1976."
With Joshua Neustein at His Studio
Mar. 17 - We met with Joshua Neustein at his SoHo studio this past week. We looked over his famous Carbon Series works. These are works on old-fashioned carbon paper which has been folded, cut, abraded and layered.
Gallery Now Has All Four Aroch Prints
The Hittleman Gallery has acquired the Higgs Boson of Israeli art. We now have all four of Arie Aroch's super rare prints
for the first time in the history of the galaxy, er, gallery.
The fourth and final work is titled Two Trees in Memory of Hametzayer. The print is in memory of Mordechai Tzvi Mane, who was one of the fascinating figures in the "Love of Zion" movement (Chibat Zion). The tradition of planting trees in memory of Diaspora Jewry reflects Aroch's role as an emissary for the J.N.F. since his time in Buenos Aires in the late 1940s.
Aharon Bezalel, 1926-2012
Aug. 22 - Aharon Bezalel passed away this morning in Ein Kerem, Israel. We have represented his works and his brother, Avigdor's works, for decades.
Aharon is one of the best-known and most beloved Israeli sculptors with collectors all over the world.
We were fortunate to be able to see him last month on our trip to Israel. He was in poor health but we were hoping he would recover.
We spent a wonderful afternoon in his studio looking at works from all phases of his long career. We also purchased a
magnificent horse sculpture for the gallery. It is still in transit to the U.S.
Gallery Acquires Rare Aroch Lithograph
July 16 - The gallery has aquired the rare Aroch lithograph "Ratchik." It was a grocer's sign in his native Kharkov. It is his rarest graphic work - an edition of only 25. He may have signed only 16 of them. The gallery now has three of his four major prints.
Hittleman Gallery Acquires Aroch Lithographs
June 10 - The gallery has just acquired Arie Aroch's The Boat lithograph. This is the most famous of Aroch's images and the most famous image in Israeli art. With its iconic rowboat/infinity sign it speaks to rescue ships and the hope of a new land. Aroch created only a handful of prints in his life and they are the rarest works in Israeli art.
The gallery will now have two of them.