In The Press: Hanoch Piven in Illustration Friday

June 24, 2010

From President Barack Obama to musician Kurt Cobain, alumnus Hanoch Piven (BFA 1992 Graphic Design) has created collage-style caricatures of famous people using everyday objects that reflect the person’s character. Piven spoke with fellow alumnus and SVA faculty member Yuko Shimizu (MFA 2003 Illustration as Visual Essay) in Illustration Friday about the caricatures, including the first one he completed while at SVA: Saddam Hussein, with a line of matches forming his mustache. Piven also has a DIY variant of the caricatures available as an iPhone app.

Piven’s work was included in the exhibition “The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture” at the Visual Arts Gallery in fall 2009.

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