Nir Hod

b. 1970
Nir Hod was born in Tel Aviv and currently lives in Tel Aviv and New York. In 1993 he got his BFA in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. From the beginning of his work Hod stood out as an artist that creates eccentric, dramatic and provocative art that deals extensively with gender and kitsch matters. After long conservative Israeli painting tradition, Hod's art emerged in the 1990s and was refreshing and sought after. The beauty, glamor and fluid gendered identity was as an exception in the conservative and elitist Israeli art scene. Nir Hor exhibited his first artworks in 1993 in the exhibition "Antipathos" that displayed in the Israel Museum. In the exhibition Hod's desire to create beauty expressions was noticeable, both in people and in objects. Hod sought out to display beauty at the center of his artwork and showcase its powers of seduction. Through his work he brings up the subject of kitsch for discussion in contemporary art. Hod has many sources of inspiration from art history, fashion, music, cinema and kitsch. Prominent among the subjects of his works are the Israeli political and militaristic realities, dealing with death, beauty, love, youth and cultural heroes. The artists who influenced him most include Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons. In many ways Hod's work embodies a contemporary version of American pop culture. Hod creates with mixed media techniques, from large-scale oil paintings, glittering sequins and golden backgrounds, to the photographs he directs. In many of his works, the characters are depicted with smooth skin similar to wax dolls, the effect elevates the characters to an iconic level. Many of Hod's artworks deal with the theme of life and death. In his painting, death is always represented in a young, glowing and beautiful body. A heroic death without old age or decay. There is a glorification of death in his work, while raising the connection between kitsch and death. One of the recurring motives in his work is the representation of his own personal portrait in his artwork. He presents himself in numerous roles and is reinventing himself every time by displaying himself in different sexual identities and cultural differences. In his work he plays many identities and roles that are rich with borderline sexual identity. Hod has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in major galleries and museums in Israel and around the world and is one of the most recognized and successful Israeli artists internationally. In 2014, Hod's painting from the IDB collection was sold at Tiroche auction house at a record price of $44,000.

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Previous auctions

Lot : 155

Nir Hod
Cocaine, 1998, Oil on canvas, 200X150 cm.…

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16000

Lot : 166

Nir Hod
Boat in Red, 2002, Mixed media on…

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6000

Lot : 163

Nir Hod
Young Girl with a Cigarette, Acrylic on…

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2000

Lot : 162

Nir Hod
The Artist as Madonna with a Baby,…

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2400

Lot : 163

Nir Hod
Flyness of Heaven, 2002, Mixed media on…

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15000

Lot : 441

Nir Hod
I Miss You, mixed media on canvas,…

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900

Lot : 168

Nir Hod
The Boy, Mixed media on paper, 17X13…

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1700

Lot : 574

Nir Hod
Artist by the Lake, Watercolor on paper,…

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950

Lot : 129

Nir Hod
Love Story, 1997, Oil and mixed media…

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9500

Lot : 400A

Nir Hod
Carolyne, 2001 Oil and mixed technique on…

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9000

Lot : 143

Nir Hod
Love Story, 1997, Oil on canvas, 179X154…

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9500

Lot : 580

Nir Hod
Untitled, 2004, pastel on paper, 60x45 cm,

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800

Lot : 198

Nir Hod
Angels, 2002, Mixed media on canvas, 140X209…

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$10,000 - $15,000

Lot : 134

Nir Hod
Rabin’s Murder, Photograph, 98X151 cm. Signed and…

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$3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 140

Nir Hod
Tears Have no God, 2002, Oil and…

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11000

Lot : 419

Nir Hod
Untitled, Pastel color on paper, 60x45 cm.…

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1000

Lot : 115

Nir Hod
Diptych: Cain and Abel, Processed Photograph, 100X60…

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6500

Lot : 116

Nir Hod
Young Girl, Watercolor on paper, 27X42 cm.…

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1600

Lot : 117

Nir Hod
Self Portrait Watercolor on paper, 27X42 cm.…

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2000

Lot : 154

Nir Hod
Untitled, 2004, Oil pastel on paper, 60X45…

Estimated price:

$2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 155

Nir Hod
Souvenirs, 1994, Display cabinet (with glass) including…

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1900

Lot : 156

Nir Hod
Sofia, 2004, Oil on canvas, 205X283 cm.…

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10000

Lot : 153

Nir Hod
Punk is not dead, 1998, Oil and…

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4200

Lot : 153a

Nir Hod
Lovers, 2005, Oil and mixed media on…

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3200

Lot : 113

Nir Hod
Self portrait, 1998, Oil and mixed media…

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3400

Lot : 115

Nir Hod
Child, Oil on canvas, 50X35 cm.

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14000

Lot : 168

Nir Hod
Flower, 2005, Watercolor, metal chain and 2…

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3600

Lot : 169

Nir Hod
Sofia, 2004, Oil on canvas, 205X283 cm.…

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16500

Lot : 923

Nir Hod
Butterfly (I Miss U), 2006, Acrylic and…

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40000

Lot : 232

Nir Hod
Boy, Oil on canvas, 36X82 cm. Signed.

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3680

Lot : 212

Nir Hod
Superman, 1995-7, Photography, 140X97 cm. Signed and…

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3220

Lot : 226

Nir Hod
Nir Hod b. 1970 Sometimes I Feel…

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2530

Lot : 278

Nir Hod
Nir Hod Face, Diptwch, 1999, mixed media…

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3450

Lot : 248

248.Nir Hod
Nir Hod Interior with a Bench and…

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