Dani Karavan | the artist

The artist Dani Karavan
Born Dec 7 1930, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Praemium Imperiale Award, Der Kaiserring,

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Dani Karavan was born in Tel Aviv on December 7, 1930. He was a member of a kibbutz, and studied art in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Florence (fresco). In the 1960’s and ‘70s Karavan did bas-relief work (Knesset, Jerusalem) and stage sets (Martha Graham, Giancarlo Menotti, Batsheva Dance Company). However, what defines him most is large-scale site specific environmental sculpture. His Negev Monument (1963-68, Israel) is one of the first examples of such art.


Kikar Levana is reminiscent of Dani Karavan¬ís earlier work, the Negev Monument in Beersheba (which should not be missed if you are in the area). Here, the artist has chosen to use white concrete…

"Passagen" Hommage an Walter Benjamin

"Grundgesetz 49"