After Art Dealer James Salomon’s Father Died, His Friend Nir Hod Had a Surprising Idea: Make a Painting From the Ashes

Nir Hod, LIFE (2020).

My work is about the relation between beauty and death, the interpretation of life in an emotional, spiritual way. I like to revisit iconic subject matter by bringing images back to culture and putting a twist on them, as if the viewer is experiencing the image and sentiment for the first time. —Nir Hod, 2020

I was home, alone. Sort of. I could’t get any work done because I was fixated on the box resting on the dining room table. Inside was a clear plastic bag, some paperwork, and metal identification tag. The box summoned me, much as my father had my whole life.

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