PETER ZVI MALKIN

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

PETER MALKIN
MALKIN COVER OF THE BOOK
16 Bronze_gloves_Eichmann
63 PETER MALKIN COVER OF THE BOOK  _ x _
38 PETER MALKIN PM 210 JOINED EFFORT BLU
39 PETER MALKIN PM 0168 MASK 15_ x 11_ F
40 PETETR MALKIN PM 159 ENGLISH WOMAN 14
42 PETETR MALKIN PM 201 14 1_4 _ x 10 3_
43 PETER MALKIN PM 142 SWEET HOME 13
49 PETER MALKIN PM 205  HOPE 14 1_2_ x 1
50 PETER MALKIN PM 185 SADNESS 14 1_2_ x
56 PETER MALKIN PM 175  JOSEPA 15_ x 12_
34 PETER MALKIN PM 0158 LITTLE QUEEN 6
35 PETER MALKIN PM 0127 LITTLE KING 6
27 PETER MALKIN _ THE WOODEN HORSE _ 10
29 PETER MALKIN PM 25 _ BRAIN STORMING_
67 PETER MALKIN  19 1_2_ x 13 1_2_ FRONT
69 PETER MALKIN YOUNG LOVERS 18 1_2_ x 1
45 PETER MALKIN PM 145 THE ROYAL FAMILY
3 PM 133  20_ x 13_ CORNER FLOWER FRONT.
2 PM 132  20_ x 16_ MARIA ROME 1978 PAGE
12 PM 139 SHIRLY IN THE STREET TEL AVIV
4 PM 137  18_ x 14_ THE WEDDING CASABLAN
1 PM 114  6
11 PM 217  9.5_ x 7
10 PM 215 15_ x 12_ FRONT
8 PM 178  17_ x 12
9 PM 199  11 7_8_ x 7 7_8_ THE PLOT FRON
7 PM 177  18_ x 14_ THE PEACEMAKER TEL A
15 PM 0124 4.25_ x 3
32 PETER MALKIN PM 0113 _ ENGRAVING STON
33 PETER MALKIN PM 0122  5_ x 4_ FRONT
22 PETER MALKIN PM 21  PRESERVED LOVE_ 8
14 PM 0123 5_ x 4_ FRONT
13 PM 0119  4.25_ x 3_
37 PETER MALKIN PM 0164 13.5_ x 13
36 PETER MALKIN PM 0120 CHILDREN  6
41 PETER MALKIN PM 143 MORNING FLOWERS 2
57 PETER MALKIN PM 189 ANGER 16_ x 12_ F
58 PETER MALKIN PM 134 ADI WITH FLOWERS
66 PETER MALKIN PM 30 THE DANCER 10 3_4_
65 PETER MALKIN PM 26 DOUBLE FACE 9 3_4_
64 PETER MALKIN PM 22 TERROR 12 1_2_ x 1
62 PETER MALKIN NIGHT  SOLDIER 16_ x 12_
68 PETER MALKIN PM 0138 GOSSIP 19
30 PETER MALKIN PM 0131  THE GUARDS  20_
26 PETER MALKIN PM 24 _OUT OF SPACE_  5
25 PETER MALKIN SILENT HORSE 14
6 PM 163  9
5 PM 149  6.5_ x 4
17 PETER MALKIN  PM 17  _ AFTER PARTY _
19 PETER MALKIN PM 20 _ PEACE AT DAWN _
20 PETER MALKIN PM 19 _ SEPARATED ANGER
21 PETER MALKIN KATHERINAS HAT FRONT
23 IPETER MALKIN _ A BROKEN FAMILY _ COP
24 PETER MALKIN PM 18 _TWINS_  7 1_4_ x
31 PETER MALKIN PM 36 _ THE WORLD OF PRA
59 PETER MALKIN PM 191 JACOB LEDDER 16 1
60 PETER MALKIN PM 0157 6_ x 4
53 PETER MALKIN PM 209  THE CHASE 14 1_2
52 PETER MALKIN PM 208  THE GAMBLE 14 1_
54 PETER MALKIN PM 173  NY TIMES 14 1_2_
54 PETER MALKIN PM 173  NY TIMES 14 1_2_
55 PETER MALKIN PM 203  THE TEACHER FROM
48 PETER MALKIN PM 206  STONE WALL 14 1_
47 PETER MALKIN PM 183 EVA MY SECRETARY
46 PETER MALKIN PM 167 THE ENEMY FAMILY
51 PETER MALKIN PM 207  NY BUILDINGS 10
44 PETER MALKIN PM 186 MIDNIGHT MEETING

Info: Peter Z. Malkin

The story of Peter Malkin the artist begins in the most unlikely of circumstances, though fortuitously, he was there to record the events, places, and personalities of that circumstance through art, where words alone could not suffice to explain. It was Malkin, the Mossad agent, who captured the infamous Nazi, Adolph Eichmann, holding him in a Buenos Aires safe house, and later smuggling him to Jerusalem, where he would stand trial. During this period Malkin came face-to-face with the literal embodiment of the 'banality of evil'; his personal art and writings from this period constitute a uniquely informed view of humanity in it's most unthinkable moral crisis.

Born Peter Zvi Malkin in British Palestine, Peter Malkin spent his early childhood in Zolkiewka, Poland. In 1936, his family returned to Palestine to escape the rising tide of anti-Semitism. His sister, Fruma, and her three children who remained behind, along with 150 other relatives, died in the Holocaust.

At the age of 12, Malkin was recruited into the Haganah, the Palestine Jewish underground. Later, he was invited to join the new Jewish state's fledgling security service as an explosives expert. Using his skills as a master of martial arts and disguises, Malkin rose through the ranks. The shadow of the Holocaust never left Malkin's family, but the chance to seek justice for the murder of his relatives came in 1960 when, as a member of an elite commando team from the Mossad, he was sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina to capture the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann.

Malkin was the man selected to physically capture Eichmann, guard him during his captivity, and disguise him for the clandestine journey from Argentina to Jerusalem.

During this four-month mission, Malkin used his gift for painting as a cover. On his way to Buenos Aires for the operation, he bought a copy of a tourist guide, 'The South American Handbook', and carried it with him everywhere, filling it's pages not only with his painted and written observations but with his thoughts and memories. Haunting images of his family, cathartic drawings of Eichmann, Hitler, and Mussolini, and powerful sketches of anonymous figures and scenes, all inhabit this small, intense, visual diary.

This Argentina Journal was to become the essential expression of his art, from which further works developed. Through art and poetry, he recorded his unique experiences and impressions, fought with his demons, and found the sincere intimacy with humanity that was impossible in the lonely life of a covert agent. The most highly decorated Mossad agent ever, Malkin retired from his position as Chief of Operations after some 2600 successful missions. It was only then that his most personal works and writings could be exhibited.

Malkin's art is grounded in a genuine empathy with the human condition, and an unabashed optimism despite the odds. His love of people, especially children, gave him the strength to travel and lecture tirelessly. Equally comfortable with a head of state or taxi driver, he preferred a low-key, simple lifestyle, savoring long walks through the neighborhoods of his beloved adopted hometown, New York City.

His works are exhibited in the Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and many other important collections around the world and he are featured in numerous documentaries. Peter Malkin's art is represented by Katherina Perry Gallery, New York.

Peter Z. Malkin Retrospective Book

As the Mossad agent who hunted and captured the infamous Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, Peter Z. Malkin (1927-2005) came to be a well-known figure when his part was made public many years later.

During his long career as an agent, he drew on personal experience to produce a riveting body of paintings centered on the events and people of these years, as well as his private impressions and memories. Giving voice to one who was by necessity voiceless during much of his life, these images go far in expressing this artist's unique talent and humanistic vision.

The book, "Memories Through Time", is a retrospective compilation of paintings produced in the period 1961-2004, both during his years as a covert operative and afterward. The paintings are grouped by country, with additional text including the artist's poems and notes. 144 pages, with 97 images. Katherina Perry Gallery will be privileged to release this book and exhibit original works by Peter Z. Malkin at the Katherina Perry Gallery New York 

Books

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LIMITED EDITIONS HAND SIGNED BY MALKIN

PM ETCHING THE FAMILY
PM ETCHING CONFERENCE
PM ETCHING RELATIONSHIP
PM ETCHING THE SPANISH DANCERS
PM ETCHING SEPTEMBER 11
PM ETCHING MOTHER AND CHILD
PM LITHOGRAPH BROKEN DREAMS
PM LITHOGRAPH IN GOD WE TRUST
PM LITHOGRAPH DASSI
PM LITHOGRAPH FATHER LOVE
PM LITHOGRAPH CHANUKAH
PM LITHOGRAPH FIGURES OF A COMMON FATE
PM LITHOGRAPH KING AND QUEEN
PM SERIGRAPH HARLEQUIN WITH FIVE FLOWERS
PM SERIGRAPH HARLEQUIN WITH FOUR FLOWERS
PM SERIGRAPH SELF-PORTRAIT ON MAP
PM SERIGRAPH AN IMAGE IN GOLDl
PM SERIGRAPH THE BEAST AND THE PRINCE

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