Archie Rand’s career as an artist spans five decades and myriad themes and genres. Among his pioneering explorations, The 613 is surely one of his most ambitious feats yet. Without any idea where the work would be exhibited, Rand began transforming each and every one of the 613 mitzvahs into its own breathtaking painting in a series that took five years to complete.
Each of the gorgeous and perplexing panels features a vibrant, unexpected image that brings forth the heart of its law and commands our eyes to linger on Rand’s startling and original in his rich color choices, bold characters, and extraordinarily expressive approach. Each painting provokes a sense of wonder and self-reflection, making The 613 a book to be visited time and time again.