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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500

Making Faces: Playful Portraits of People You Know by Hanoch Piven

On view now through July 18, 2010


  • Free


View delightfully witty and effortlessly cool caricatures of famous people, crafted by Israeli portrait artist Hanoch Piven.

Imaginative, humorous, and fun for all ages, Making Faces: Playful Portraits of People You Know by Hanoch Piven showcases uniquely creative portraits by artist Hanoch Piven (b. 1963). On display are sixteen large-scale photographs of some of Piven's most memorable celebrity caricatures along with a selection of original collage sculptures. Created from everyday items—such as bananas, toy trucks, screws, Barbie® dolls, articles of clothing, and light bulbs—Piven's whimsical yet highly recognizable portraits of public figures offer an incisive and often irreverent perspective on celebrity and American popular culture.

Piven's artistry requires few objects to define a personality. Albert Einstein sports an electrical wire mop of hair, Barbra Streisand dons a microphone nose, George W. Bush furrows his hotdog-bun eyebrows, and Homer Simpson looks out through donut eyes.

While visiting the exhibition, don't miss the insightful video, playing on continuous loop, that shows the artist crafting portraits out of fresh produce!

Download the Making Faces press release (PDF).

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