Israel ambassador and Hall of fame painter Alex Israel talks to Kiran Rai

BFAMI 2018 Gala Dinner and Auction took place at a secret Central London Location meanwhile Kiran Rai the journalist fron London Post and actor interviewed the Israel ambassador and the Hall Of Fame painter Alex Israel.

The fundraising auction featured 60 international emerging and established artists represented by leading museums and galleries around the world. Artists included: Alex Israel, Ai Weiwei, Rita Ackerman, Jenny Holzer, Keith Tyson, Barnaby Furnas, Thomas Struth, Analia Saban, DeWain Valentine, Keith Coventry, Chantal Joffe, Steven Meisel, Francesca Pasquali, Gal Weinstein, Michal Rovner and Takuro Kuwata.

The auction was on display in the ground floor gallery at PHILLIPS auction house from 9th January – 14th January 2018.

This year BFAMI was delighted to honour Alex Israel. Based in Los Angeles, Israel engages with the particular culture of the local film and media industries. His work alludes to both California cool and calculated brand creation, embracing clichés and styles that exude the hygienic optimism endemic to the local scene. Israel’s works are in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York and more. He was recently commissioned by the Jewish Museum, NY to take part in its ongoing Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings project.

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