This catalog is dedicated in his memory.
"I was born into a house of art," says Itamar Barkai, who founded the Arta Gallery in Jerusalem in 1973 and has served as its president ever since. Arta, Israel's largest private art gallery, was', built on the foundation of the extensive collection of Israeli artwork amassed by Barkai's father, Baruch, beginning with his arrival in Israel in 1932.
33 Years of Artistic Achievement
The Arta Gallery, established by ltamar Barkai In 1973. was originally situated in central Jerusalem on Rabbi Akiva Street In
1986 the Gallery relocated to its present location on King David Street, adjacent to the King David Hotel and David's Citadel. An
Arta branch is located in the Inbal Hotel, near the Liberty Bell Garden.
The, employees of the Arta Gallery, most of whom have accompanied the gallery from its early years, maintain Arta, high standards and excellent customer service. Ms. Pascale Peretz serves as the associate director
The Arta Gallery has been a frequent winner of the "Jerusalem Chosen Business Award" in the field of art.
A World Class Standard of Quality
|The superior quality of the Chagall lithographs and their enthusiastic reception in the art world propelled Aria into contracts with the estates of other 2oth-century artists for producing limited series of prints. To date, Arta has Issued serigraphs of previously un reproduced paintings by Magritte, Dufy, Modigliani and Monet No artist's or printer's proofs are produced and the plates are not re-used, Thus, when a limited edition is completed – always slightly larger or smaller in size than the original painting – prints of that size will never be issued again, Every lithograph and serigraph is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.|
With the closing of the Mourlot studio in Paris, lithograph production has been relocated to Tete-a-Tete in Paris, while serigraphs are now produced at the Ketem Meshi workshop in Israel, under the expert direction of master graveur Yitzhak Schwartz, There, Arta is currently producing 47 color serigraphs of six works by Modlgllani and Munch.
Agreements for exclusive rights have been signed with the estates of the following artists:
Kariel Gardos ("Dosh")
Shalom of Safed
Exclusive Professional Liaisons:
Mourlot Studio, Paris – Printing of lithographs
Tete-a-Tete Studio, Paris – Printing of lithographs Menachem Berman – Designer
Yoav Pur – Printer
Ketem Meshi, Israel – Print workshop
Avner Agayof – Metal manufacturer