Under the Hammer
Sotheby’s auction house's experts select one noteworthy work out of the independent artists' works exhibited at Fresh Paint’s Greenhouse. The work is then included in Sotheby’s international and Israeli art December auction in New York. All the sale expenses are paid by Sotheby’s, and all the proceeds go to the artist.
The artwork Shabbat, After the Prayer by artist Nirit Takale was selected by Sotheby's Under the Hammer experts in Fresh Paint 9.
Selection committee members were: Desiree Dagmy, Dorit Hakim, Sigal Mordechai, and Michel Pollak.
An excerpt from the committee’s reasons for selecting the winner: "Nirit Takale ties together her family's biography and the struggles of the Jewish-Ethiopian community in Israel, to tell a story through an expressive and moving painting. Her drawings are poetic and symbolic, executed in a precise way using the personal language of color and composition that she had developed".
Sotheby’s CEO Sigal Mordechai: "I am thrilled because for the first time in Fresh Paint's history, the Under the Hammer selected artwork is a painting. We have been, since long, looking forward to the time when the prize would be presented to a painter, and we are enthusiastic about the fact that Nirit Takale was selected to receive it this year".