Nir Hod
Pigment print with hand-colored pastel and pigment powder on paper. 49 x 37 inches

$7,500 unframed, $7,700 framed
3 Editions of 7 + 2 APs

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About the Work

Nir Hod’s Mother depicts a young woman in an eerie scene, her arms raised, her body floating on a dark background. The work’s unassuming protagonist is based on one of the central figures in Franz Konrad’s famous 1943 photograph of Jews at gunpoint, which was taken during the liquidation of the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw. It was part of SS Major General Jürgen Stroop’s report The Warsaw Ghetto Is No More and is often described as the most famous photographic recount of the Holocaust.

“She’s in the front, but she’s in the shadows — nobody notices her,” says Hod. “For me, focusing on her is a correction. It becomes something completely new about the history.” Hod infers fragility of life by pulling beauty and death together in this sublime scene. Mother exemplifies Hod’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between glamour and loneliness, beauty and death.

Nir Hod was born in Tel Aviv in 1970 and received his B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

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