The witty works of Hanoch Piven
~ 23 October 2006 ~
About halfway through the October 23 issue of Time Magazine I stumbled on the following illustration and was floored by its witty simplicity:
Is there a more fitting visualization of Kim Jong Il than this? The missles as eyes, the lock as a mouth, the mushroom in hand.
A little googling led me to the website of Hanoch Piven. It’s apparent Piven is readily familiar with a variety of cultures, as the Artworks Illustration Agency explains: “Born in Uruguay, resident during his teen years in Israel and art educated at the School of Visual Art in New York, Piven now resides in Barcelona with his wife and young family” (full article).
Turns out Piven specializes in caricatures similar to that of Kim Jong Il’s using a blend of paint and physical objects to portray famous persons. His portraits literally need no further explanation; they stand on their own as inanimate representations of animate people.
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