NEW YORK (Sep. 14)
A memorial tribute to Moshe Dayan on the second anniversary of his death will be delivered by Henry Kissinger at the ADL building on September 19. The event will also mark the first appearance in the U.S. of the exhibition “Masada” which includes the last literary work of Dayan, “The Victory of the Vanquished,” and the paintings, lithographs and tapestries of French artist Raymond Moretti.
Moretti is scheduled to be present at the tribute accompanied by Rachel Dayan; Gen. Uzi Narkiss, who contributed to the book; Armand and Georges Israel, publishers; and many dignitaries from the national and international scene who come to pay homage to the late Israeli leader.
Introduced to critcal acclaim in Paris, the “Masada” exhibition will go on public view at the Felix Vercel Gallery in New York, from September 20 through October 8, Born in Nice, France, of Italian parents, Moretti is considered one of the finest painters in Europe. One of his earliest works, “Moses Breaking the Tablets” is exhibited at the Hebrew University. Aided in his career by Picasso, Moretti’s work shows the great influence the old master had on the young artist through many years of friendship.