Last updated August 2nd 2015

Igal Ahouvi, an Israeli businessman and entrepreneur, is now known more for his impressive art collection than he is for his business career investments. The BMW Art Guide blog by Independent Collectors features my article on one of the largest private art collections in Israel. 

Made up of over 1600 pieces, the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection features 750 works by famed international artists from Malene Dumas, Andy Warhol, and Picasso, as well as 850 works by Israeli artists.

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The ever-growing compilation is an exciting mix of contemporary Israeli and international art, spanning from paintings and illustrations to sculpture and installation.

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Since the beginning of 2014, the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection now finds its home at the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery of Tel Aviv, with twelve exhibitions planned over the duration of the next four years.

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Currently the exhibition on show requires the use of ones imagination; a gigantic industrial dishwasher, made by the contemporary Israeli artist, Sigalit Landau, fills the exhibition space, churning and washing away.

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The machine repeatedly cleans the sandy cutlery and dirty bottles filled with cigarette buds, with retrospective works of the late Israeli abstract artist, Moshe Kupferman, surrounding the dishwasher.

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The space features bright white walls, an ethereal atmosphere, and the use surprising and unsuspecting angles and corners that give an ironic twist to the already daring works of art.

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Read the full story on BMW Art Guide website by Independent Collectors. Folow me on Insragram @WhitecityBoy, and luv the blog’s Facebook page for daily updates, magyarul pedig itt követhetsz. Photo credits: #1 Elad Sarig #2 Shay Lee Uziel #3, 4, 5, 6 Kristof Joseph Steiner, #7 The Official Site of the Gallery