29.05.2011 25.Ijar, 5771 Tag 40 des Omer
Lifschitz, one of the most prominent figures on the Israeli art scene during the 60's and 70's, passed away following a battle with cancer.
Uri Lifschitz, a well-known Israeli artist, has passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 75. Lifschitz, who was mainly active between the 1960's and 90's, tried to bring the influence of Pop Art and historical painting traditions to Israeli art.
He became infamous for his provocative paintings of the 1990's, including a series depicting Margalit Har-Shefi, girlfriend of of Yigal Amir, Yitzhak Rabin's assassin. At this time, his sales dropped and in recent years he did not exhibit his work at all in establishment galleries….