Humin Alef (1980)
Oil on canvas, 15" x 15", central image area measures 8 ⅛" x 8 ⅛"
Signed, dated and titled with orientation arrows "Humim Alef" Jacob El Hanani 1980 N.Y.C." verso.
This work is exceedingly rare. The artist painted a very limited number of oil (as opposed to ink) on canvas works. They were incredibly difficult to execute, as waiting for the oil to dry meant painstaking planning and time. This may be the reason so few were created by the artist, and why oil on canvas works by Jacob El Hanani are so limited. Currently there are no other oil on canvas works by the artist available in the marketplace.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Anita Rosen, Palm Beach, FL, c.1983
Estate of Anita Rosen