Michael Druks (1940-2022), born in Jerusalem, spent most of his artistic career in London. This iconic image, created through offset lithography and housed at the Israel Museum, depicts the artist’s head as a topographical map, down to the different colors and legend. Druks applies this metaphor to Israel’s politics. He uses ironic humor in labeling the upper area of the head “occupied territory” while calling attention to Israel’s situation in the decade after the 1967 war and the domestic and international conflicts that ensued. (Image copyright Israel Museum, Jerusalem; work copyright Druks’ estate, the Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem)
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