Exorcising a dybbuk: Israeli art's ongoing fascination with Ariel Sharon
Do these works express loathing or an unspoken admiration for power?
Israeli art is surprisingly rich with representations of its leaders – nearly as much as one finds in nondemocratic regimes where the leader’s portrait is ubiquitous. Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Moshe Katsav, even ministers Tzipi Livni and Limor Livnat – all have had their portrait subjected to artistic interpretation.
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