Norton Museum of Art 2022 Benefit Auction, Palm Beach County, Florida

Norton Museum of Art 2022 Benefit Auction, Palm Beach County, Florida

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Nir Hod

The Life We Left Behind (after 9.11)

Lot Closed

April 11, 08:33 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Nir Hod

b. 1970

The Life We Left Behind (after 9.11)

Oil paint and patina under chromed canvas

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Executed in 2019.

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Courtesy of the artist

Born 1970, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lives and works in New York, NY

Nir Hod began his career in video, works in sculpture but is known for his high realism paintings. Hod studied at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy and New York’s Cooper Union School of Art. His work investigates old notions of hyper-seriousness and personal authenticity. Hod’s realistic takes on rakish narcissism examines androgyny, identity, sexual confusion, and excess. As Richard Vine wrote in the catalogue for Hod’s survey exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “From the beginning of his career, Nir Hod has opposed the ideology that labels sumptuousness an esthetic sin. His work openly substitutes the pleasure principle and a fluid multiplicity of selves for the old notions of high seriousness and personal authenticity.”