ArtéQuesta Announces Partnership with Israeli Consul General to Preserve Israeli Art History and Culture

ArtéQuesta Launches Israeli Masters Collection

Israeli Consul General Andy David will partner with ArtéQuesta in its mission to preserve Israeli art history and culture, announced Rayah Levy, founder and director of ArtéQuesta. ArtéQuesta, a cultural conservator of Israel’s national treasures, launched its Israeli Masters Collection earlier this week. This collection is the culmination of a decade of work to gather and preserve historically significant art works by Israeli Master Artists during Israel’s emergence as the Jewish state.

 ArtéQuesta’s partnership with the Israeli Consulate will help reach a broader community of individuals and families who share in the goal of preserving Israel’s cultural roots as well as creating outlets for accurate and positive perspectives on the formation of the Jewish modern state.

"What you have are national treasures," said Consul General Andy David. "Through this partnership, we will help the world to better understand the beautiful culture that was created when Israel came into being."

 This partnership will expand the reach of the Israeli art collection by exposing it to a broader audience, and it will support ArtéQuesta’s efforts to gather these important works before they disappear at auction or otherwise.

 ”We are helping to preserve the works of 20th century Israeli artists so they are recorded into history and culture,” said Rayah Levy, founder of ArtéQuesta. “The support of the Consul General will allow us to reach more families who have preserved these masterpieces, educate more people about this art and reach more patrons to respectfully maintain art history and share Israel’s rich culture.”

 The collection features 30 artists, including Yaacov Agam, Reuven Rubin, Moshe Castel, Aryeh Lubin, Emmanuel Mane-Katz, Menashe Kadishman, Yosl Bergner, Yohanan Simon and others to be announced. ArtéQuesta collected and assembled many of these works from the families of the artists and original collectors dating from 1907-1980’s, protecting the works from being sold at auction, and preserving the provenance of each piece.

"These works are the visual documentation of the movement that revitalized and rebirthed the vibrant cultural heritage of the establishment of the state of Israel," said Rayah Levy. "More than fine art, these are Israel’s cultural assets and portray its rich history and culture. These treasures tell the story of how the Jewish people used the arts to redefine their traditions in their homeland of Israel."

 The ArtéQuesta Israeli Masters Collection is a visual record of the creation of the country and new culture of Israel through the eyes of its most prominent 20th Century Artists. ArtéQuesta lends its network, personal passion and expertise in the art market to locate, identify and collect museum archival Judaic and Israeli art, with a focus on the nearly 50 years leading up to and following Israel’s emergence as a state in 1948.

 ”We are grateful for the influential art supporters and collectors such as Bruno Abramovitz and his son Motti Abramovitz, who have helped preserve Israeli art history by sponsoring many of these artists early in their careers and have provided us with access to their family’s museum quality collection,” said Levy.

 ArtéQuesta’s goal is to reach more collectors and patrons who wish to participate in the preservation of these artworks so that the provenance of each can be maintained and the heritage of Israel’s legacy can be conserved.

 ”Few of Israel’s masterful historic works are available anywhere,” said Levy. “Some can be found in museums, but many were purchased privately and are hidden from the public, sold at auction without provenance, or stolen during World War II. Our effort will help future generations understand the rich history and culture of Israel.”

 ArtéQuesta is committed to preserving cultures through the fine arts, and will put these same efforts to work for other cultures.