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Antony Benjamin



Believe it or not, Bazooka gum was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco company, owned by Morris Chigorinsky who had emigrated from Russia in 1891. After changing the family name to Shorin, his four sons, Abram, Ira, Joseph and Philip, (in an attempt to save the failing family business,) started a candy company with a range of candies including Bazooka gum. Capitalizing on post war patriotism, the gum was named after the rocket propelled Bazooka utilized by US troops during World War II and incorporated red white and blue packaging. With its vibrant apple red top and bright blue lower half, the subject lends itself to a vibrant, dramatic rendition, especially at the larger size of the original. Interestingly, Bazooka has garnered a unique cult following in Israel, where it is distributed by Elite.


Printed from the highest resolution scans, all prints are museum quality, using the Giclee fine art process on Epson Legacy cold press (19ml), a bright white, lightly textured, acid-free, archival paper.

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“Colored pencils have traditionally gotten a raw deal. Today, however, the vast range of available pencil colors, the vibrance of each pigment and ease of color blending has taken them out of the kindergarten and into the fine art world.”