Eran Shakine

Sunny Side Up

Edited by Nuit Banai

Edited by Nuit Banai

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

117 pages | 55 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 4/5 | © 2011
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9783777450711 Published February 2012 For sale in North America and Japan only

 

One of Israel’s most exciting artists, Tel Aviv–based painter and sculptor Eran Shakine creates bold portraits that place prominent cultural personalities in peculiar contexts or settings: Picasso fries himself an egg; Freud catches some between-sessions shut-eye on his chaise longue; Piet Mondrian enigmatically dog paddles his way across the Atlantic.
 
The first English-language introduction to Shakine’s work, Eran Shakine: Sunny Side Up presents a collection of fifty-five striking artworks that include depictions of artists, architects, and fashion designers, among them Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Mies van der Rohe, Vincent van Gogh, Marcel Duchamp, and John Galliano. Broad strokes and brief passages of text on otherwise empty canvases, Shakine’s renderings of familiar figures play with viewers’ cultural knowledge to produce an intriguing intersubjective experience. Also included in this volume is a series of Shakine’s portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as well as a selection of works portraying cultural institutions such as museums and art galleries.
 
The works of Eran Shakine have been the subject of acclaimed solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, London, Brussels, Toronto, and Tel Aviv, and this copiously illustrated volume presents an outstanding selection of his most recent works.

 

Jan Gardner, Boston Globe

“With a few bold lines, Shakine creates a world of commentary.”—Boston Globe
 

Contents
Minor Moments: Eran Shakine’s Archive of Unofficial Histories
      Nuit Banai

1. Artists
2. Architects
3. Fashion Designers
4. John and Yoko
5. Museum Art World

Biography
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