Art for life’s sake

Bazooka Joe is not just a brand associated with chewing gum... It's also the pseudonym of an Israeli artist whose passion for creation turned his life around.

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September 6, 2017 16:58
Art for life’s sake

One of artist Bazooka Joe's creations. . (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Art can be a lifesaver. We all need to take a breather from time to time, and pondering the aesthetics and intricacies of a bunch of paintings, for instance, can help to slow the pulse and set things in perspective. For Bazooka Joe, art was, and is, a lifesaver in the keenest and most corporeal sense of the word.

That, of course, is not the 54-year-old artist’s birth name – he revealed his real, definitively prosaic moniker, as an aside – but it fits the bill. “I am Bazooka Joe,” he pronounces.

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