Doll Museum - From Inspiration To Closure With Miri Leibovitz
You know, me and Edward, we're a couple. When we finished our studies in art we won a scholarship due to excellence, and with this scholarship we decided to go to Europe and see all the museums there.
We came to Paris, waiting in line to enter the Pompidou museum, and anyone who has been there knows that at the front of the museum there are always performances by clowns, buffoons, people who spit fire... As I was standing in line, right next to me stood a young man. He was very tall, dressed in a black leotard, with white face makeup and a clown's collar. He could do all the Commedia dell'arte's characters in pantomime.
I was fascinated. I have never seen such a performance before. I was so excited I put all the money I had in my bag in his hat. I was two weeks in Paris, and never had such an experience. Every day we went to see the clown's performance, and put money in his hat.
When we returned to Israel, naturally the first doll I made was a figure inspired by him as well as 30 more clowns, with them we went all over the world. We were in Japan, all of the United States, Europe. Two years ago we had a very large exhibition at the Center for Performing Arts in Tel Aviv, the Opera building.