Graffiti Girl

Eran Shakine

Graffiti Girl

Eran Shakine

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

192 pages | 120 color plates | 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9783777430690 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Israeli artist Eran Shakine is known for his cryptic, minimal drawings, especially the myriad permutations of his primary motif the Graffiti Girl, which he has painted, drawn, sprayed, and shaped for over a decade now. This publication explores for the first time all the facets of the Graffiti Girl and examines the artist’s unique relationship with this defining motif in his career.
            Whether Eran Shakine found the Graffiti Girl or she found him is difficult to say. While listening to records, Shakine used to doodle on old magazines, and soon found that his scribbles began to assume the outline of a faceless girl. She followed him out onto the street as urban art and soon appeared in galleries in painted and sculptural form as well, often depicted in small moments of happiness—from walking the dog or riding a skateboard to experiencing her first kiss. An undefined, reduced form who is ceaselessly changing shape, the Graffiti Girl transcends class, cultural, and religious borders, and offers viewers an icon in defiance of today’s troubled cultural moment.
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