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Nir Hod
B. 1970
MAN SOLDIER AND WOMAN SOLDIER: TWO PAINTINGS
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Nir Hod
B. 1970
MAN SOLDIER AND WOMAN SOLDIER: TWO PAINTINGS
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Nir Hod
B. 1970
B. 1970
MAN SOLDIER AND WOMAN SOLDIER: TWO PAINTINGS
the first signed and inscribed From the Studio of Nir Hod, dated 2002 and titled Man Soldier/Jack; the second signed and inscribed From the Studio of Nir Hod, dated 2002 and titled Woman Soldier/Elodie
acrylic and charcoal on canvas (2 works)
each: 15 by 10 7/8 in.
38 by 27.5 cm.
Painted in 2002.
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Catalogue Note

Tami Katz-Freiman discusses Nir Hod's Soldier series and writes: "The numerous versions of male and female soldiers and police officers are thus an expression of Hod's fascination with exotic images characterized by high emotional conductivity. The political facet of these works has always been secondary. The soldiers in his fictive army function primarily as heroes. They do not belong to the Middle East, nor are they associated with political strife here or elsewhere... It is a glorified army basking in the light of myths of heroism and stardom. His woman soldier (whether made in his image or in the image of a famous model or a successful rock star) is always an archetype of femininity, a symbol of a Total Woman, a super-heroine whose military uniform adds to her sexy, kinky, and romantic appeal. (Tami Katz-Freiman, "Nir Hod: An Acrobat of Emotion in the Circus of Illusions" in Nir Hod Forever, exhibition catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2005,page 33-34).

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