Four Hittleman Gallery-represented Artists
Included in MOCA Exhibition
June 10 - Pinchas Cohen-Gan, Joshua Neustein, Itzhak Danziger and Micha Ullman, four of the artists represented by the Michael Hittleman Gallery, are included in MOCA Presents Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974.
The exhibition, on view through September 3 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art.
Micha Ullman, Land Exchange, etching
New Adam Berg Installation
May 8 - Adam Berg installed his newest work,"Land Origami," at the gallery today. The work is
in two parts, and the medium is photo etching and resin on brushed aluminum.
The work is similar to works Adam just exhibited at the Santa Monica
Museum of Art. These works deal with environmental concerns, the end
of the frontier and a northern Romantic tradition going back to Caspar David
Edward Ben Avram Visits Gallery
April 5 - Jerusalem artist Edward Ben Avram and his wife, Malka visited the Michael Hittleman Gallery. He last visited the gallery 32 years ago.
I purchased two new works from Ben Avram. Both works are pastel and gouache. The one we are holding is "Shabbat."
More pix from Edward's visit
Photos by Peter Rashkin
City of Los Angeles Honors Hittleman Gallery
January 30 - "The City of Los Angeles joins in celebrating and saluting the Michael Hittleman Gallery on the occasion of its grand opening at its new location. Established in 1976, this gallery has compiled an exraordinary collection of fine Israeli art which has contributed immensely to the education and inspiration of countless individuals. From synagogues to museums to Jewish Community Centers across the region, Michael Hittleman has shared his passion for Israeli art by educating others on its historical and aesthetic significance. Through steadfast ways and caring deeds, the Michael Hittleman Gallery has helped make the City of Los Angeles a better place in which to live."
Adam Berg Installs New Work Commissioned for Gallery
January 28 - Israeli artist Adam Berg installed his new work, Solar Eclipse, at the Michael Hittleman Gallery today. The work is a plexiglas sculpture
commissioned for the opening of the gallery. It is based on works of Michelangelo that Adam studied during his recent solo exhibition at the Palacio Medici in Florence.
We Are Open!
Avigdor Arikha, 1929-2010
Avigdor Arikha, who survived a Nazi concentration camp and a near-fatal
wound in Israel's War of Indpendence, died April 29 at his home in Paris.
A brilliant draughtsman, Arikha was considered one of Israel's and Europe's
most important artists. His work can be seen at the Louvre, the Tate Gallery,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
and other major collections. He was named a knight in France's Legion
"I paint not to get a copy of nature but to get with the brush what
I see while I see it."
Michael Hittleman Gallery at Israel Expo 2010
May 2, Samueli Jewish Campus, Irvine, CA
Israel Independence Day show, April 25th, 2010, at Shaarey Zedek Congregation, San Fernando Valley.
In photo, from left, L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz, Michael Hittleman, State Senator Carol Liu and L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Jan Rauchwerger and Michael
Hittleman in Raughwerger's studio in Tel Aviv.
Fima (Efraim Roeytenberg) - December
22, 1914 - October 16, 2005
Fima's father worked on the Eastern China Railway.
The family settled in Harbin, China. In 1933 Fima moved to Shanghai where he studied art with Russian
and Viennese teachers.
He eventually studied Chinese calligraphy and philosophy which had a great influence on his subsequent
art and life. In 1949 he left China for Israel. He slowly gained a reputation in Israel and finally
had a hugely successful exhibition at Bertha Urdang's Rina Gallery. It led to his discovery by French
critics and a move to Paris for the next 41 years. He also showed at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
He was critically acclaimed in Israel also and had exhibitions at the Israel Museum and Tel Aviv Museums
as well as the Jewish Museum in New York. He returned to Israel in 2002 and even exhibited in Hong
Kong before his death in 2005. His integrity, the beauty of his brushstrokes and colors and his incorporation
of Chinese street banners and calligraphy made him one of the most unique and entrancing of all Israeli
Read comprehensive Fima Obituary at Guardian
Jews in Crisis: Israeli Art: 1980 - 2000
The Michael Hittleman Gallery
was chosen by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
for a summer-long exhibition entitled "Jews
in Crisis: Israeli Art: 1980 - 2000." The exhibit
was on display in Summer 2002.