Art: A Living Wall

"The largest painting in the world," Artist Yaacov Agam calls it. That may be something of an overstatement.* And Agam's work is certainly not in the same dimensional league (or medium) as Stone Mountain. But it no doubt seemed large enough to its creator. Involved, after all, were five months of 8-hour days with the aid of ten assistants, 592 sheets of aluminum base, each mounted at a 60° angle to the wall, 1,000 Ibs. of paint in 347 different colors and a whopping cost of $100,000. Whatever its physical qualifications, Agam's gargantuan mural in the new cultural center of Leverkusen,...

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