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Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter

ByTALI KORD
February 23, 2017 19:16

Gershuni released a certain stopper in Israeli art, she explains, by combining the spiritual and the physical, the intellectual and the emotional.

Artist Moshe Gershuni

Artist Moshe Gershuni. (photo credit:URI GERSHUNI)

This week, we marked the shloshim (30 days) since the passing of celebrated artist Moshe Gershuni, who died at age 80.

In the winter of 2003, Gershuni was announced the winner of that year’s Israel Prize. Honored as he was to have been chosen, he refused to attend the ceremony and shake the hand of thenprime minister Ariel Sharon, whom he had actively criticized in his work. This refusal cost him the prize.

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