Koren Shadmi’s Tasting Victory (2007) Image courtesy of the artist and the Society of Illustrators, New York.
Happy Iowa Caucus Day! Israeli illustrator Koren Shadmi’s macabre take on Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famed shot of an overeager sailor’s post-WWII celebratory smooch, Tasting Victory, is a not-so-subtle glimpse into the artist’s own feelings on the war. Timely and far more effective than a certain candidate’s carnage-drenched campaign video. Shadmi and 59 others take to the pen for the “Artists Against the War” exhibition at the Society of Illustrators, up through January 26. —Rachel WolffArtist Koren Shadmi Makes Love, Not War — Well, Maybe a Little War