American & Modern Art

February 22 - 27, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 43
Jacob El Hanani (1947- )
  • Jacob El Hanani (1947- )
  • Jacob El Hanani (1947- )


Jacob El Hanani (1947- ), Israeli/American


Ink drawing on thick paper; signed three times, titled, and dated 1979 at N.Y.C. NY twice in pencil verso. Unframed.
Image/Sheet 12.8 x 12.3 in — 32.4 x 31.3 cm; 18.6 x 18.3 in — 47.2 x 46.5 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,400
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About artist/note:

Jacob El Hanani was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1947 and grew up in Israel. According to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, his work draws upon the tradition of micrography in Judaism, a technique utilized in decoration and transcribing holy texts. He creates highly intricate works through the painstaking repetition of minuscule marks, often Hebrew letters repeated thousands of times using ink on paper or canvas. He draws these images without magnification, in order to reduce eye strain, he rests every ten minutes.


Private Collection, Toronto