Israeli artist painting up for sale for $1.2 million

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 Painting by Israeli artist is up for sale for $1.2 million

The “Heart of Jerusalem” exhibition dedicated to the Israeli artist Hobi Elisha, who died about six months ago, opened in Jerusalem on Monday.

The exhibition was prepared by the efforts of the family an international tour of her works of art begins with an exhibition in Jerusalem.

“She introduced the world of Judaica to painting and over the past 40 years has conquered all the world's art venues, including the largest galleries in New York”, — said her grandson Shlomi Elisha. — "In the Orthodox environment, there are not many artists of this caliber. She overcame these barriers and reached the very heights.

One of Elisha's paintings is now up for sale. Experts estimate the cost at 1.2 million dollars. This painting “Spy Painting” (2003), which was loaned to the US Embassy in Israel and hung in the office of Ambassador David Friedman. Friedman recently decided to return it to the gallery, and the painting is now up for sale.

“She brought Jewish art into the world that no one could do like she did. She did everything according to religion and Halacha and you can see it in her works. In this exhibition, we want to show the Land of Israel and the connection that Elisha had with it. This exhibition is the opening of Sobov Olam's exhibition campaign, where we will show the world the heart of Jerusalem”

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