Nir hod

Where Beauty And Death Collide

Nir Hod’s Warsaw Ghetto-inspired ‘Mother’ series plays provocatively with ideas of fashion and glamour.

03/27/2012
Staff Writer

Nir Hod lives glamorously. When you enter his art studio in the Meatpacking District, his French bulldog, Nella, greets you at the door. You walk up the stairs and out steps the artist himself — a strikingly handsome man with long brown hair and dark denim jeans.

“The artist should be a rock star,” he says. “For me, art is about ego, charisma.”

The original Warsaw Ghetto photograph, was taken by a Nazi guard just before the ghetto’s liquidation, in 1943.
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