Comment Choisir Le Meilleur Mode De Vie

Gary Goldstein


I was never religious but evidently I have always had a fascination with religion. With belief. Books for me were conversations with God. Many of the books on which I worked were religious books, with instructions on how to live the good life. Many years later, in fact, years after I made them, I realized how much of an affect my father had on my life. My father came from a very religious family. His father studied Torah his all life. He never worked. His wife supported the family.

My father had a personal and seething anger at God. Anger at God for murdering his family, his wife, his daughter. I remember an outburst, while watching Television with my father. He watched a Christian Evangelist talking about God. My father shouted at the screen God! God! Where was God when they murdered my family! These books. This book. Deals with that lack. That absence, that hole. That existed in my father’s life. Shabbat evenings, the evenings of holidays brought with them deep sadnesses and feelings of lack. Something that became part of my life to this day. That nothing through my work, through my books, became something. My father later in his life came back to the Synagogue, which became a beautiful part of his life.

  • Copies: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Type of binding: Hard Cover
  • Dimensions (cm): 16.2x10.8x1
  • Publication: Independent
  • Place of publication: Jerusalem
  • Book photography: Yair Meyuhas

Gary Goldstein was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (1950) and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is an artist and a lecturer of Visual Arts. He completed his M.F.A. in Visual Arts at “Pratt Institute”, Brooklyn, NY, USA (1977). Goldstein Immigrated to Israel in 1977 and was a member of Kibbutz Afikim for four years. He established a Fine Arts program in the Jordan Valley regional High school “Beit Yerach”. From 2012 to the present, he resides and creates art in Tel Aviv. Gary Goldstein concentrated during the decade of the 1980s on creating around 150 unique Artists’ Books. 14 out of them were published in limited additions of 14 to 1,000 copies. From the 1990s Goldstein draws mostly on pages of secondhand books. He created hundreds of three-dimensional objects. In 2007 he was awarded the prize of Fine Art of the Culture Minister, and in 2015 he received the Arik Einstein prize of Fine Art of the Culture Minister for Life-Time Achievement.