Please join us for a private view of El Lissitzky’s “Chad Gadya” (1919) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, led by Naama Bar-Or, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings. This special event is part of the public program of the exhibition “Assaf Gruber: Transient Witness,” currently on view at the Center. Originally printed in 75 copies – each one featuring eleven lithographs in colors – many of them were destroyed during the Stalin era. The work, which deeply influenced Gruber, encapsulates the complex and multifaceted position of El Lissitzky (1890-1941). This is a unique opportunity to view this masterpiece, especially because the Tel Aviv Museum of Art holds the preparatory set of gouaches, which differs greatly in style from the printed version.
The event will be held in Hebrew.
Chad Gadya, 1918-19 (detail)
Eleven drawings, gouache and India ink on paper.
Collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Gift of Israel Pollak, Tel Aviv, with assistance from British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel
Lecture | El Lissitzky’s Chad Gadya at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
August 18, 2021