Edward Koren Block - Undertow 2018 (Detail)

$12 $18
Limited-edition wooden figures based on the artwork of New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren. His bemused and bewildered creatures occupy landscapes in which human culture has been fragmented and reduced to ruins.

The PEM shop has created these collectible figures in collaboration with Edward Koren.  Each is a detail from works in the Down to the Bone exhibition.  Printed on the back is information about the artist and a laser-printed signature.  

Printed on wood
2 1/4" H x 4" L
Edward Koren has long been associated with the The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. He has also contributed to many other publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, G.Q., Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The Boston Globe. His illustrated books include “How to Eat Like a Child,” “Teenage Romance” and “Do I Have to Say Hello” (all by Delia Ephron), “A Dog’s Life” by Peter Mayle, “Pet Peeves” by George Plimpton, and “The New Legal Seafoods Cookbook” by Roger Berkowitz and Jane Doerfer. “Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie” was published in 2006, “Oops” by Alan Katz in 2008, “How to Clean Your Room in 2010 and “Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking” by Alan Katz in 2011. He has also written and illustrated books for children, “Behind the Wheel,” and “Very Hairy Harry”. He has also published six collections of cartoons which first appeared in The New Yorker, the most recent being “The Hard Work of Simple Living”. Born in New York City, Koren attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia University. He did graduate work in etching and engraving with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, and received an M.F.A. degree from Pratt Institute. He was on the faculty of Brown University for many years.

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