Raffi Lavie (1937-2007, Israel) was one of the leading and most dominant artists in 20th century Israel. His art and career are still a source of influence for many local artists. His name has become synonymous with anarchistic painting due to his visual language which included scribbles, pastings and child-like drawings. His unique artistic career, his influence on his students and his sharp critical eye, as also the salon he held at his home – which gathered artists and creators from various disciplines – turned him into a much admired yet also controversial figure. Lavie exhibited mostly in Israel. In 2009 his works were shown at the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennial.
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