Graffiti art in Tel Aviv.
(photo credit: Hagai Marom)
Stereolab’s Laeitita Sadier to play TA
Laeitita Sadier, the guiding light along
with former husband Tim Gane behind veteran British alternative band Stereolab,
will be performing solo in Tel Aviv on September 8 at Levontin
Keyboardist/singer Sadier, whose solo album La Piscine, is being
released in August, has enjoyed a separate career from the band since 1996.
Combining everything from lounge music to ’60s pop to experimental electronics,
Stereolab has never catered to popular tastes, with their ‘post-rock’ sound
often aping the German art rock sound of the 1970s and incorporating Sadier’s
repetitive vocals sung in English or French. While Sadier and Gane split up in
2004, they continued to collaborate in Stereolab until the band went on
indefinite hiatus in 2009.
Tickets to the show are available at
http://misterticket.co.il/he/show/l%C3%A6titia-sadier. • David Brinn Prizes awarded at Jerusalem Film Fest
In a ceremony held on Friday, prizes were
awarded at the Jerusalem Film Festival. It was a highly competitive year in the
Israeli categories, as 11 feature films and 12 documentaries vied for the
awards. The Haggiag Award for Best Israeli Feature Film went to Joseph Madmony’s
Restoration, the story of a furniture repairman in Tel Aviv whose world
collapses around him. The film had already won the Best Screenplay Prize at the
Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
For the first time, a Van Leer
Group Foundation Audience Award was given for an Israeli feature. The winner was
My Australia by Ami Drozd, about a family that emigrates from Poland to Israel
in the Sixties, won this prize.
Audiences voted by putting slips of paper
with the name of their favorite film into ballot boxes on the way out of the
auditorium. • Hannah Brown Nazi-looted Klimt up for auction
NEW YORK, (Reuters)
A Gustav Klimt landscape stolen by the Nazis and recently restituted to the
heirs of its Austrian owner is expected to sell for more than $25 million at
auction this Autumn, Sotheby’s said on Friday.
Klimt’s “Litzberg on the
Attersee” is being sold by Georges Jorisch, a great-nephew of Austrian iron
magnate Viktor Zuckerkandl. When he died in 1927 the work was inherited by his
sister Amalie Redlich, who was Jorisch’s grandmother.
deported to Lodz in 1941 and never heard from again. Her art collection was
seized by the Nazis and sold. The Klimt work ended up at the Museum de Moderne
Salzberg. Last week the museum returned the work to Jorisch.
had spent 10 years investigating and authenticating Jorisch’s childhood memories
and description of the canvas hanging in Zuckerkandl’s modernist home in the
suburb of Purkersdorf, where he lived until age 10.
Jorisch, who now
lives in Montreal, will donate a portion of the proceeds for an extension of the
museum to be named in his grandmother honor.Lots galore at Montefiore in
Montefiore Auctions will offer 591 lots of works by Israeli and international
artists at Tel Aviv's Dan Hotel this Tuesday evening. On offer is early Israeli
painting by artists such as Leo Kahn, Hermann Struck and many others, as well as
several works by Russian artists. Additional information on the sale, including
photos, cost estimations and a photographic catalog can be found on the auction
house: www.montefiore.co.il. The sale will take place in parallel
database www.artfact.com • Jerusalem Post Staff