101 196 AGAM, YAACOV. “Israel - Star of Love.” Serigraph. Signed by the artist in blue crayon in his distinct joint Hebrew/English signature. Numbered “116/180.” 27 x 35 inches (68.5 x 89 cm). 1983. $800 - $1200 ❧ Issued to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the State of Israel. 197 (MEGILATH ESTHER). Created by YAACOV AGAM. The Scroll of Esther. A ritually penned scroll. Black ink on vellum. Square Hebrew script. 42 lines arranged in eleven columns on seven membranes. Columns within extravagantly designed silkscreen borders by Agam. Lower corners of each membrane inscribed “159/180.” Signed by Agam in English at beginning and in Hebrew at end. Housed in later calf-lined wooden case with gilt cartouche. Israel, 1980. $5000 - $7000 ❧ Agam’s remarkable Megillah, a tour-de-force in modern illustration and design.