Artist: Mordecai Ardon
Artwork: Psalm XXXIX
Size: 73.4 x 60.3 cm
Medium: Oil on board
Creation year: 1957
Marks: Signed and dated 'Ardon 1957' and 'Mordecai' in Hebrew (lower left) and dedicated to Rikuda in memory of the late Mordecai Narkiss (in Hebrew, upper centre)
Provenance: Rikuda Potash (nee Narkiss), Jerusalem, and thence by descent.
Exhibition history: Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, L'Art Israelien Contemporain, April - May 1960, no. 6; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Ardon, December 1960 - January 1961, no. 20 (dated '1958'); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Stadtische Galerie, January - March 1961; and Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle, March - April 1961; London, Marlborough Fine Art, Ardon, February - March 1962, no. 10, p. 9 (illustrated; dated '1958'); Haifa, Museum of Modern Art, Mordecai Ardon, Spring - Summer 1963, no. 17 (titled ' Tendril of psalm'); this exhibition later travelled to Tel Aviv, The Tel Aviv Museum; Ein Harod, Museum of Art; and Jerusalem, Bezalel National Museum; Tel Aviv, The Tel Aviv Museum, Ardon, A Retrospective, May - October 1985, no. 48 (illustrated); Tel Aviv, The Tel Aviv Museum, Mordecai Ardon, Time, Space and Metaphysics, 2003, no. 39.