Arts in Brief: July 18

Stereolab’s Laeitita Sadier to play TA; Prizes awarded at Jerusalem Film Fest; Nazi-looted Klimt up for auction.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 17, 2011 21:56
2 minute read.
Graffiti art in Tel Aviv

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 7.

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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.

Redlich was 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.

Researchers 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 TA

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


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