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Hayon, David (Bubi)
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David Hayon, known in the art milieu as Bubi, is a prominent Turkish Jewish painter. He was born on August 5, 1956 in Istanbul. He studied psychology and anthropology at Istanbul University and is a self-trained artist. He has participated in numerous collective exhibitions. Until 1970, he used the letters BDH as his signature, the acronym of Bubi David Hayon. After 1970, he signed his works simply as Bubi.

Renowned in the world of modern art for his anarchistic style, Bubi is famous for his “Cages” (Kafesler), a unique artistic creation in which he makes use of unconventional ma…

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Rifat Bali, “Hayon, David (Bubi)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0009510>
First published online: 2010

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